ISAR-6 / Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Research / 第6回国際北極研究シンポジウム


Brief Program

As of March 19. 2020

If you click the session numbers below, you can reach each session program directly.

Floor Map (PDF)
Hall Chu3 Chu4 Toku-1 Toku-2 Toku-3 K
Mar.2 Registration Open 11:30              
Opening 13:00
Photo Session
Keynote Speech 1 14:15
Keynote Speech 1            
Breakout Sessions 1 15:15
  R1 S19 S8-R8 S10 S12  
Breakout Sessions 2 17:00
R3 R1 R4-S5 S8-R8 S10 S12  
Icebreaker 18:30
Mar.3 Keynote Speech 2 09:30
Keynote Speech 2            
Session Presentations 1 10:30
R1, R4-S5, S8-R8, R3, S9, S12            
Lunch 12:30
Poster Session 1 13:30
R1, R3, R4-S5, S3, S8-R8, S10, S19, S20
Breakout Sessions 3 15:15
R3 S20 R4-S5 S3 S13 S14-S11 S9
Breakout Sessions 4 17:00
R3 S20 R4-S5 S3     S9
Side Meetings 18:30
    Open discussion on Arctic research project coordination SAS      
Mar.4 Keynote Speech 3 09:30
Keynote Speech 3            
Session Presentations 2 10:30
R2, S1, S6-R5 1, S6-R5 2, S10, S14            
Lunch 12:30
Breakout Sessions 5 13:30
S6-R5 R2 S1 R9   S15-S16-S17  
Breakout Sessions 6 15:15
S6-R5 R2 S1 R9   S15-S16-S17  
Breakout Sessions 7 17:00
S6-R5 R2 S1 R9   S15-S16-S17  
Banquet 19:00
TKP GardencityTakebashi
Mar.5 Keynote Speech 4 09:30
Keynote Speech 4            
Session Presentations 3 10:30
R7, S15-S16-S17, S2, S4-R6, S7, R10-S18            
Lunch 12:30
Poster Session 2 13:30
R2, R7, R9, R10-S18, S1, S2, S4-R6, S6-R5, S7, S15-S16-S17
Breakout Sessions 8 15:15
S4-R6 R7 S2 S7   R10-S18  
Breakout Sessions 9 17:00
S4-R6 R7 S2 S7   R10-S18  
Side Meetings 18:30
  Capacity Building of Young Researchers in Arctic Study ASM3 Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network-Arctic Hub- Secretaiat    
Mar.6 Keynote Speech 5 09:30
Keynote Speech 5            
ASM3 Session 10:30
Closing 12:00

Closed Meeting

Keynote Speechs

Keynote Speech 1 / Mar.2
Science supports Arctic Policy-making

Masao Fukasawa

Research Counselor/ Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science and Technology,  Research Professor/ National Institute for Polar Research

Have worked to promote WCRP(GOOS) and GEOSS. Member of Monitor and Evaluation Committee of GEO (2010-2015) Director general of Research Institute for Global Change JAMSTEC (2009-2014). Project Director of ArCS (2015-2020).

Photo : Torje Jenssen

Keynote Speech 2 / Mar.3
Positioning of contemporary Ainu within the global Indigenous movement

Kanako Uzawa

Ph.D. Candidate at UiT Arctic Univeristy of Norway

Kanako Uzawa is a Ph.D Candidate at the Arctic University of Norway where she focuses on urban Indigeneity in Ainu communities in Japan, and was engaged as a Visiting Researcher at the Research Faculty of Media and Communication at Hokkaido University, Japan in 2016, where she contributed to collaborative research and education on multifaceted articulations of Indigenous knowledge. Kanako spent her childhood and youth both in a local Ainu community, Nibutani, Hokkaido, and the urban city, Tokyo. She is a member of the Association of Rera in Tokyo where she learned Ainu songs and dances from elders and became a cultural performer as well as an advocate for the Ainu community on the international arena. This encouraged her to pursue an MA in Indigenous Studies at the Arctic University of Norway where she focused on comparative research between Norway and Japan regarding ILO C169, the Indigenous Tribal Peoples Convention. This led to an internship in the Project to Promote ILO Policy on Indigenous and Tribal Peoples (PRO 169) at the International Labour Organisation, Geneva Switzerland.

Keynote Speech 3 / Mar.4
Waste, Culture, and a 'Theory of Everything'
– One Alaskan's Perspective on the Tipping Point.

Lynn E. Zender

Executive Director/ Zender Environmental Health & Research Group

Dr. Zender's 1999 engineering dissertation focused on the unique institutional, jurisdictional, infrastructural, and socio-cultural issues that tribes face in implementing environmental programs. That knowledge was employed in founding Zender Environmental Health Group, a non-profit that primarily assists 200+ remote and roadless Alaska Native villages in addressing a plethora of singular and serious waste management challenges. Work includes a successful rural job training program that employs cultural values and peer mentoring in achieving high retention and placement rates, and research for the Arctic Council on best waste practices for small & remote Arctic communities. She is heavily involved in multiple statewide policy initiatives, including development of a collaborative rural hazardous waste backhaul network and introduction of a product stewardship program. In her 25-year career, Dr. Zender has worked with over 140 tribes and tribal consortia and visited over 55 Alaska Native communities, affording her a privileged perspective on the "tipping point" and its meaning.

Keynote Speech 4 / Mar.5
Marine and Coastal Technology for Sustainable Development of the Arctic

Sveinung Løset

Director of SAMCoT, Professor/Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Dr. Sveinung Løset is since 1995 professor of Arctic Marine Technology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). He is Adjunct Professor at the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), and in 2005 he was appointed honorary doctor of St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, St. Petersburg, Russia. In 2004 he received Statoil’s Excellence in Research Award, and in the 2017 POAC Founders Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Professor Sveinung Løset.
Currently Dr. Løset is dean of research and innovation at the Faculty of Engineering, NTNU. For the period 2011-2019 he led the Centre for research-based Innovation, Sustainable Arctic Marine and Coastal Technology (SAMCoT). Professor Løset has also been Member of ISO WG8 Arctic Offshore Structures Standard, Technical Panel Deputy Leader.
Professor Løset has been a pioneer within Arctic Marine Engineering. He established this research field in Norway due to needs he foresaw coming with the increased offshore activities in the Arctic; in particular the Barents Sea. At the time he started his research in the late 1980’ies there were no systematic observations and monitoring of the physical environment in the Barents Sea. As an example, the design basis for the industry with respect to icebergs was just based on sporadic observations of opportunity; no proper data for engineering purposes. In his research, Dr. Løset has addressed various aspects of how sea ice, icebergs and icing affect and govern operations and design of ships and structures in Arctic Marine environment. His research encompassed field-work, laboratory investigations and numerical modelling. He has published more than 70 international peer reviewed journal papers and more than 170 international conference papers.

Keynote Speech 5 / Mar.6
The Outset of The Synoptic Arctic Survey (2020-2021)

Øyvind Paasche

Chair / SAS Scientific Steering Committee (SAS SSC)
Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and Norwegian Research Center AS (NORCE)

Øyvind Paasche is with the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research and NORCE Climate and is an established scientist with 20 years of national and international experience. He has a long-term interest in the Arctic working with organizations like the University of the Arctic. He has published around 30 studies in international peer-reviewed journals, co-edited a cross-disciplinary book called The New Arctic published in 2015. He has also co-authored a book on how the climate system works called What is Climate? (in Norwegian). He was also a contributing author to the 4th IPPC report (The Physical Science Basis). Paasche has both been the project manager and partner in several international projects, including Ocean Outlook (2016-2019), Advanced Climate Education and Research (2018-2020) and Seasonal Forcasting Engine (2018-2021). He is part of the team running Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses (ACDC) and also the Chair for the Scientific Steering Committee for the Synoptic Arctic Survey (SAS).

Regular Sessions

(R1) Atmosphere

Main convener: Masakazu Yoshimori; Co-convener: Daisuke Goto

(R2) Ocean and Sea Ice

Main convener: Eiji Watanabe; Co-conveners: Yasushi Fukamachi, Hajo Eicken

(R3) Rivers, Lakes, Permafrost and Snow Cover

Main convener: Kazuyuki Saito; Co-conveners: Masahiro Hori, Kazuyoshi Suzuki

(R4-S5) Ice Sheets, Glaciers and Ice Cores, Glacier-ocean Interactions and Their Impact on Arctic Marine Ecosystem

Main convener: Masashi Niwano, Jon Ove Hagen; Co-conveners: Teruo Aoki, Yoshinori Iizuka, Shin Sugiyama, Thorben Dunse

(R7) Geospace

Main convener: Yasunobu Ogawa; Co-conveners: Ryuho Kataoka, Yoshizumi Miyoshi, Takuo Tsuda, Takuji Nakamura

(R9) Language, Culture and Health

Main convener: Nobuhiro Kishigami; Co-conveners: Megumi Kurebito, Lynn Zender

(R10-S18) Engineering for Sustainable Development, Transdisciplinary Research and Education for a Sustainable Arctic

Main convener: Hajime Yamaguchi; Co-convener: Genki Sagawa, Magnus Burman, Hideaki Murayama, Nina Kirchner, Jessica Emakovich, Nadezhda Kharlampieva

Special Sessions

(S1) Challenges for the Fast Transitions of Atmosphere, Sea Ice and Ocean in the Arctic Systems

Main conveners: Jun Inoue; Yusuke Kawaguchi, Daiki Nomura

(S2) Weather and Climate in the Arctic Region: Its Predictability and Remote Connection

Main convener: Akio Yamagami; Co-conveners: Hiroyasu Hasumi, Mio Matsueda

(S3) Synoptic Arctic Survey – An Ocean Research Program for the Future

Main convener: Shigeto Nishino; Co-conveners: Are Olsen, Øyvind Paasche, Michiyo Yamamoto-Kawai, Sung-Ho Kang, Jianfeng He, Carin Ashjian, Jacqueline Grebmeier, Kumiko Azetsu-Scott, William Williams

(S4-R6) Integration of Oceanographic and Marine Ecological Research in the Pacific Arctic Region and the Northern Bering Sea

Main convener: Amane Fujiwara; Co-conveners: Toru Hirawake, Takafumi Hirata, Kohei Mizobata, Yutaka Watanuki, Akinori Takahashi

(S6-R5) Terrestrial Ecosystems, Hydrology, and Biogeochemistry

Main convener: Hideki Kobayashi; Co-conveners: Tetsuya Hiyama, Hotaek Park, Tonghua Wu, Yongwon Kim, Daqing Yang

(S7) Impact of Changing Arctic Natural Environment on Human Societies

Main convener: Shin Sugiyama; Co-conveners: Hiroki Takakura, Shinichiro Tabata

(S8-R8) Regulating the Arctic Commons. Bridging Interests in Arctic Ocean Use, Legal
Frameworks and Institutions

Main convener: Nikolas Sellheim; Co-convener: Akiho Shibata

(S9) The Arctic Council: Past, Present and Future

Main convener: Osamu Inagaki; Co-convener: Sakiko Hataya

(S10) Global Competition among Great Powers and International Politics in the Arctic

Main convener: Fujio Ohnishi; Co-conveners: Aki Tonami, Toshitaka Takeuchi, Minori Takahashi

(S11) Global Relevance of Arctic Policies & Strategies, and Observation & Modelling in the Arctic-Boreal Domain – discussion, assessment, analysis and brainstorming

Main convener: Lassi Heininen; Co-conveners: Matthias Finger, Hanna Lappalainen

(S12) Arctic Communities and Indigenous Peoples in an Era of Change: Law, Social, Economic and Environmental Perspectives

Main convener: Violetta Gassiy; Co-conveners: Natalia Loukacheva, Romain Chuffart

(S13) Building an Autonomous Arctic Community in the Anthropocene: Redefining the Human-environmental Ties

Main convener: Naotaka Hayashi; Co-convener: Minori Takahashi

(S14) Coping with Waste Disposal in Arctic and Sub-Arctic North America: The Role of Japanese Scientists

Main convener: Shunwa Honda; Co-convener: Fujio Ohnishi

(S15) Environmental Characterization of the NSR

Main convener: Takuji Waseda; Co-conveners: Tatiana Alexeeva, Junji Sawamura

(S16) Loads, Ship Response, and Design of the NSR

Main convener: Akihisa Konno; Co-conveners: Junji Sawamura, Takatoshi Matsuzawa

(S17) Assessment/Economics/Feasibility and Risks of the NSR

Main convener: Natsuhiko Otsuka; Co-convener: Kazutaka Tateyama

(S19) Development and Implementation of a Sustainable Arctic Observing Network: Accomplishments and Challenges

Main convener: Jeremy Wilkinson, Stein Sandven ; Co-conveners: Michael Karcher, Craig Lee, Hanne Sagen

(S20) Scientific Contributions to the Third Arctic Science Ministerial (ASM3)

Main convener: Volker Rachold; Co-conveners: Hiroyuki Enomoto, Thorsteinn Gunnarsson, Nicole Biebow, Jeremy Wilkinson