2:30 PM - 2:45 PM
[U07-03] Start of the Futrure Earth Coasts Japan -from LOICZ to FE Coasrts-
Keywords:Future Earth Coasts, LOICZ, Management of Coastal Water, TRUC, Sustainability
About LOICZ, Japanese researchers related before it started. One of the typical research projects in Japan related to LOICZ was MAFLECS. It estimated the carbon flux from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean and clarified that the continental shelf region in mid latitude is a sink of CO2.
There has been no SSC member from Japan in LOICZ from 2012 and there was no counterpart for FE Coasts in Japan. To solve this situation, FE Coasts Japan started in 2017 based on the Coastal Oceanography Research Committee of the Oceanographic Society of Japan. Therefore, the collaboration with FE Coasts is just started now. At first, we must rebuild the relationship between the international activities. However, there are several research projects in Japan which match the aim of FE Coasts; e.g., “Transformation and Resilience on Urban Coasts (JSPS G8 Research Councils Initiative)”, and “Development of Coastal Management Method to realize the Sustainable Coastal Sea (Environmental Research and Technology Development Fund)”. I think it is important to introduce these activities as the contribution for FE Coasts from Japan.