The conference has been held at Makuhari(幕張) every year, but in Yokohama this time as a first attempt.
It is the bay area of Yokohama (Minatomirai; みなとみらい), and many people enjoy shopping and sightseeing. It is completely different from Makuhari area surrounded by large exhibition halls.
I, and other attendees, enjoyed not only the conference but also a scenery view there!
As the conference was from Monday to Friday and started from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. every day, I felt exhausted when it finished.
But it was great opportunity to listen to excellent presentations by leading Japanese scientists (Dr. Okouchi, N., Abe-Ouchi, A., Kawamura, K., and so on) and to see many old friends, young graduate course students and newcomers whom I met for the first time.
My presentation was from 9:00 on Thursday, thus I was a first presenter of the session (Ecosystems in tropical/subtropical regions and its material cycles).
The presentation title was "Ocean acidification in northwestern Japan and its relation to biocalcification process inferred from d11B measurements of long-lived Ogasawaran (小笠原) coral".
I was surprised that many people was there in spite of early in the morning.
As I applied to "Student Presentation Award", I'm very anxious about the result.
|In the last day, beer and me (in front of the AORI information booth).|
By the way, there was a German festival near the conference hall (Red Brick Warehouse; 赤レンガ倉庫), and I enjoyed German beer with sound songs and enthusiasms!
|German beer festival!|