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[MIS03-04] Future Earth and SIMSEA: A Case Study in Sukumo Bay, Japan
Keywords:SIMSEA, Integrated Coastal Management, Sukumo Bay
In Japan, we conducted one case study on the integrated coastal management by co-working with local stakeholders. As one of the highest marine biodiversity areas, Sukumo Bay in Kochi Prefecture was selected, because it has experienced steady ocean degradation due to frequent occurrence of red tide and accelerating loss of seagrass. Under these circumstances, local stakeholders and researchers performed ocean health check-up and have been monitoring ocean condition. Also, local fishery cooperative and JAMSTEC co-developed ocean forecast system called SUKUMO500, in which high-resolution (200 m) ocean temperature and current information are provided every one hour via JAMSTEC website. The forecast information was experimentally used not only by local fishermen, but by coastal guard officials during emergency removal of ship oil from a small cargo ship sank near Sukumo Bay. In exchange of the forecast information, local stakeholders provide local observation data on regular basis to validate the ocean forecast. Through this mutual interaction between local stakeholders and researchers, the integrated coastal management is now developing and will contribute to advancing the SIMSEA activity and hence the Future Earth program.