JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS03] [EE] Future Earth - Implementing Integrated Research for Sustainable Future

Sat. May 20, 2017 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM 201A (International Conference Hall 2F)

convener:Yukio Himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Yoshio Takahashi(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo), Makoto Taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature), Fumiko KASUGA(National Institute for Environmental Studies), Chairperson:yukio himiyama(Emeritus Professor, Hokkaido University of Education), Chairperson:makoto taniguchi(Research Institute for Humanity and Nature)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

[MIS03-08] Importance of chemical process study for the precise prediction of environmental change

★Invited papers

*Yoshio Takahashi1 (1.Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo)

In the very wide scope of Future Earth program, integration of various scientific and engineering fields as well as social science has been emphasized, which should be further developed to action to general public. This movement is very important when we consider the drastic change of the earth within last 200 years and the fact that the change has not affect our economic system and life style sufficiently to preserve our planet as habitable earth for many living things.

Within earth science community, there are mainly two directions in the researches: (i) one is integrated science based on physical theories on the flow of energy and materials in the earth system mainly based on the physical models and simulation techniques and (ii) the other is process study based on the analyses of materials including chemical, isotopic, and mineralogical studies. The process discovered by the latter direction does contribute to the precise model to predict the future earth. However, the importance of the latter study is sometimes overlooked, even though new findings can be often found in the latter study.

I think that this situation may be also the case in the Future Earth program. We believed that the well-balanced development of model/simulation study and process study which should work close together. It is on the other hand true that the analytical studies using advanced techniques in material and chemical sciences are not readily utilized by most of researchers especial in social sciences. Thus, establishments of any agencies that hold a policy to serve as analytical centers for Future Earth may be needed in future.