[G04-P02] Kochi Core School for Asian Young Scientists at Kochi Core Center: new international outreach activity in marine sediment core and related sciences
Keywords:Core School, Scientific drilling, Kochi Core Center
One of the major goals of the KCC is to train the next generation of scientists and promote IODP-related sciences. To achieve this goal, KCC had offered a unique training opportunity through the Kochi Core School, fully utilizing the comprehensive research/education facilities therein. Using a marine sediment core taken from the Tosa Basin (off Shikoku) as a training material, the training program of the Kochi Core School was implemented in mainly two parts: (1) visual core description and (2) specific measurement of core (physical property and paleomagnetic measurements, and stable isotope measurements of foraminifers). A one-day field trip to the Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark was also included. Nine participants (postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers from Korea, China, and Taiwan) were invited by the SSP fund, learned the IODP workflows and discussed analytical results.