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**2018 [#i9e20a2c]

~''Nov 22'' &color(red){''New!!''}; &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

~''Nov 7'' &color(red){''New!!''}; &br;
[[Photos:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8]] have been updated (Write-ups in Japanese): 
-[[BlueCARES Project Technical Meeting at Tokyo Tech (Aug 2 to 3):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8/2-8/3%A1%A1BlueCARES%A5%D7%A5%ED%A5%B8%A5%A7%A5%AF%A5%C8%20Technical%20meeting%20%40%C5%EC%B9%A9%C2%E7]] &br;
-[[Ishigaki Island Field Survey (Aug 4 to Sep 3):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8/4-9/3%A1%A1%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA]] &br;
-[[BlueCARES Project Indonesia Field Survey (Aug 23 to Sep 2):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8/23-9/2%A1%A1%A5%A4%A5%F3%A5%C9%A5%CD%A5%B7%A5%A2%C4%B4%BA%BA]] &br;
-[[BlueCARES Project Philippine Field Survey (Sep 6 to 23):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?9/6-9/23%A1%A1%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%C4%B4%BA%BA]]

~'' Jul 1'' &br; 
We welcome back ''Eiko Tsukamoto'' who returns to our lab as our secretary. &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br; 

~''May 18''  &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

~''Apr 18''  &br;
We held a welcome party for ''Naoya Kawasaki'' and ''Shohei Yoshida'', our new B4 lab members (Civil and Environmental Engineering).  &br; 
''*''View photos from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?4/18%A1%A1Welcome%20Party]].  &br;

~''Mar 30'' &br;
We congratulate ''Dr. Atsushi Watanabe'' as he leaves our lab and starts his new work from April. He has been with our lab for 10 years, supporting the various needs of students and researchers, and has contributed his expertise to various research activities, projects, and publications. &color(#8B008B){''Thank you so much Watanabe-san for your kind assistance and invaluable support throughout the years! We have learned a lot from you and your contributions have helped us greatly. We sincerely wish you the very best as you move on!''}; &br;

~''Mar 26'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

~''Mar 23'' &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Dr. Atsushi Watanabe'', who will be be moving to a different institute, and ''Suguru Takeuchi'', who finished his who finished his doctoral course studies (Civil Engineering). Thank you for everything and wishing you the best in your life after your time in our lab! &br;
''*''View our group photo from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?3/23%A1%A1Farewell%20Party]].  &br;

~''Mar 2'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

~''Feb 20''  &br; 
We congratulate our '''B4 lab member''' for successfully defending his undergraduate research thesis: 

&color(#000080){''Takuya Okamoto''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Observation and model analysis of organic carbon discharge characteristics for evaluating watershed-scale carbon dynamics"'''};

Okamoto-san is a student of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. &color(red){''Cheers for your hard work!''}; &br;
''*''View a photo taken during his final presentation [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2/20%A1%A1%C2%B4%B6%C8%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].

~''Feb 13'' &br; 
We congratulate our '''M2 lab members''' for successfully defending their masters research theses: 

&color(#000080){''Oumou Ba''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Analysis of larval dispersal process for elucidating reef connectivity under the influence of wind variability"'''};

&color(#000080){''Suguru Takeuchi''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"The influence of environmental parameters on the seagrass meadows in the coastal areas in Ishigaki Island"'''};

Ba-san is a student of the Department of Transdisciplinary Science and Engineering while Takeuchi-san is a student of the Department of Civil Engineering . &color(red){''Cheers for your supreme efforts!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2/13%A1%A1%BD%A4%BB%CE%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].

~''Feb 13''  &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

''Jan 5'' &br;
We congratulate &color(#000080){''Lawrence Patrick C. Bernardo''}; who gave his doctoral thesis presentation. &br;

Doctoral Thesis Title: &br;
&color(#8B008B){'''"Computational Model Analyses and Field Observations of Hydrodynamic and Larval Dispersal Processes in Coral Reef Areas "'''}; &br; 
(In Japanese: サンゴ礁域における水理ならびに幼生分散過程に関する数値モデル解析と現地観測)&br; &br;
Loric is a student of the Department of Civil Engineering. &color(red){''Cheers for your hard work!''}; &br;
''*''View a picture from his final presentation [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?1/5%A1%A1%C7%EE%BB%CE%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]]. 

**2017 [#i9e20a2c]

~''Jun 23'' &color(red){''New!''}; &br;
~''Dec 26'' &br;
We held our year-end party for 2017, which was also a farewell party for ''Samy Sharaan'' and a welcome party for ''Ke Xiao''. Thank you for everything and wishing you the best Samy-san! &br;
''*''View our group photo from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?12/26%A1%A1%CB%BA%C7%AF%B2%F1]].  &br;

~''Dec 22'' &br;
We congratulate our secretary ''Eiko Tsukamoto'' on her retirement. She has been with our lab for more than 25 years, attending to the needs of students and researchers, and working tirelessly to support various projects and events through the years. &color(#8B008B){''Thank you so much Tsukamoto-san for your many years of dedicated service to our laboratory. We could not have come so far without your help. We truly wish you the very best!''}; &br;
''*''View our group photo on her last working day [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?12/22%A1%A1%B5%AD%C7%B0%BB%A3%B1%C6]].

~''Dec 14'' &br;
We congratulate our researcher ''Masaya Yoshikai'' who was awarded Best Poster Presentation at the ''3rd SCESAP Biodiversity Symposium'' held in Cebu, Philippines on Dec. 4 to 9, 2017. The details of his poster are as follows:

'''Masaya Yoshikai, Takashi Nakamura, Yoshiyuki Tanaka, Masahiro Nakaoka, Atsushi Watanabe, Toshihiro Miyajima, Eugene C. Herrera, Ariel C. Blanco, Miguel D. Fortes, Maria Lourdes San Diego-McGlone, Kazuo Nadaoka: Development of seagrass bed dynamics model for assessment of environmental impacts of intensive mariculture activities on seagrass ecosystem in Bolinao, Philippines'''

~''Dec 14'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[International Presentations:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?International%20Presentations]] &br;

~''Nov 30'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Domestic Conferences:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Domestic%20Presentations]] &br;

~''Nov 28''  &br;
We welcome ''Ke Xiao'' who joins our lab as an exchange student through the Tokyo Tech Winter Program and will be with us for 3 months. He is currently a 2nd year masters student (Environmental Engineering) at the University of Melbourne. &br;

~''Oct 27'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

~''Oct 11'' &br;
[[Photos:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8]] have been updated (Write-ups in Japanese): 
-[[BlueCARES Project Philippine Site Inspection  (Apr 21 to 30):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?4/21-4/30%20%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%BB%EB%BB%A1]] &br;
-[[Ishigaki Field Survey 1 (June 13 to 19):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?6/13-6/19%A1%A1%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%C4%B4%BA%BA]] &br;
-[[Ishigaki Field Survey 2 (Aug 9 to Sep 8):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8/9-8/28%A1%A1%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA]] &br;
-[[BlueCARES Project Philippine Field Survey (Sep 4 to 17):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?9/4-9/17%A1%A1%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%C4%B4%BA%BA]]

~'' Oct 2'' &br; 
We welcome ''Dr. Ariel C. Blanco'' who joins our lab as short-term Hitachi research fellow. He will be with us until Oct. 31, 2017. &br;

~''Sep 22''  &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Ratino Sith'' who finished his who finished his doctoral course studies (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics). Thank you for everything and wishing you the best Ratino-san in your life after graduation! &br;
''*''View our group photo from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?9/22%A1%A1Farewell%20Party]].  &br;

~''Aug 30'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

~'' Aug 1'' &br; 
We welcome ''Mahmoud Samy Ahmed Mahmoud Sharaan'' who joins our lab as E-JUST visiting student-researcher. He will be with us until Dec 30, 2017. &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br; 

~''Jul 20''  &br;
We congratulate &color(#000080){''Ratino Sith''}; who gave his doctoral thesis presentation. &color(red){''Cheers for your supreme efforts and perseverance!''}; &br;

Doctoral Thesis Title: &br;
&color(#8B008B){'''"Assessment of Terrestrial Discharges from Coastal Watersheds in a Subtropical Island using Integrated Modeling Approaches"'''}; &br;
(In Japanese: 統合モデリングアプローチによる亜熱帯島嶼での沿岸流域からの負荷評価)&br; &br;
''*''View pictures of his final presentation [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?7/20%A1%A1%C7%EE%BB%CE%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]]. 

~''Jun 23'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Domestic Presentations:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Domestic%20Presentations]] &br;

~''Jun 11'' &color(red){''New!''}; &br;
~''Jun 11'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

~''May 26'' &color(red){''New!''}; &br;
~''May 26'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[International Presentations:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?International%20Presentations]] &br;

~''May 9'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] &br;

~''May 8'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]] and [[Book Chapters:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Book%20Chapters]] &br;

~'' May 1'' &br;
We welcome back ''Masaya Yoshikai'' who rejoins our lab as Research Assistant. &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br; 

~''Apr 17''  &br;
Professor Nadaoka was featured in the NHK BS1 TV Program [['Catch! Sekai no Top News':http://www6.nhk.or.jp/kokusaihoudou/catch/archive/index.html?i=20170417]]. He was interviewed and explained how Australian coral reefs are now facing the threat of extinction due to recent ocean warming conditions. The program segment was aired from 7:00 to 7:50 am. &br;

~''Apr 6''  &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]]  &br;

~''Mar 31''  &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]]  &br;

~''Feb 14''  &br; 
We congratulate our '''B4 lab members''' for successfully defending their undergraduate research theses: 

&color(#000080){''Gaku Sasaki''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Assessment of terrestrial loads from an urban area to a coral ecosystem using an integrated modeling approach"'''};

&color(#000080){''Masaki Ikenaga''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Elucidation of factors that regulate seagrass distribution around the Fukido River mouth area in Ishigaki Island, Japan"'''};

Sasaki-san and Ikenaga-san are students of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. &color(red){''Cheers for your hard work!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2/14%A1%A1%C2%B4%B6%C8%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].

~''Feb 13'' &br;
We held a farewell tea party for ''Mohamed Hassan'' who finished his short-term research stay as E-JUST visiting student-researcher in our lab. We wish you the best Hassan-san as you continue your research in Egypt! &br;
''*''View our group photo from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2/13%20Farewell%20Tea%20Party]].  &br;


~''Feb 10'' &br; 
We congratulate our '''M2 lab members''' for successfully defending their masters research theses: 

&color(#000080){''Ryohei Egawa''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Elucidating blue carbon dynamics in mangrove and adjacent coastal ecosystems based on development of an integrated model system"'''};

&color(#000080){''Yusuke Tanokura''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Detection of mangrove forest and evaluation of carbon stock using remote sensing in Victorias City, Philippines, and Ishigaki and Iriomote Islands, Japan"'''};

Egawa-san and Tanokura-san are students of the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics. &color(red){''Cheers for your supreme efforts!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2/10%BD%A4%BB%CE%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].

~''Feb 5''  &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]]  &br;

~''Feb 3''  &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]]  &br;

~''Feb 2'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[Journal Papers:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Journal%20Papers]]  &br;

~''Jan 22 to Feb 2''  &br; 
We conducted a field survey in ''Ishigaki Island'' in Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included the regular maintenance of oceanographic sensors in Shiraho reef and terrestrial sensors in various watersheds around the island. Seagrass samples were also collected in Shiraho reef, as well as environmental parameter data relating to seagrass growth rate and living conditions. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Dr. Watanabe, Sith, Takeuchi &br;
[View pictures from the field survey   [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?1/22-2/2%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%C4%B4%BA%BA]].] &br;

**2016 [#i9e20a2c]

~''Dec 16''  &br;
We held our year-end party with Nakamura Lab after a whole day of year-end cleaning! View our group photo [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?Christmas%20Party%202016]]. 

~''Dec 1'' &br;
Professor Nadaoka's research was featured in Tokyo Institute of Technology's Web Site series '''Researchers at Tokyo Tech Vol.22'''. The article can be read through this link: [[http://www.titech.ac.jp/english/research/stories/faces22_nadaoka.html]]  

~''Dec 1'' &br;
[[Photos:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8]] have been updated: [[Field Survey in Panay Island, Philippines (Sep 8 to 14):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?9/9-9/14%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%B9%F1%A5%D1%A5%CA%A5%A4%C5%E7%C4%B4%BA%BA]]

~''Nov 7'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2016:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2016%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Aug 15 to Sep 4'' &br; 
We conducted a field survey in ''Ishigaki Island'' in Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included the deployment of oceanographic sensors, sewage and groundwater surveying, the deployment and maintenance of terrestrial sensors, and various activities in our mangrove and seagrass study sites. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura (Nakamura Lab), Bernardo, Sith, Hassan, Egawa, Tanokura, Ando, Ba, Takeuchi, Amano (Nakamura Lab), Sasaki, Ikenaga &br;
'''''*''Hassan, Ba, Sasaki, and Ikenaga are first time participants.''' &br;
[View pictures from the field survey   [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8/15-9/3%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%C0%BE%C9%BD%C5%E7%C4%B4%BA%BA]].] &br;

~''June 23'' &br; 
[[Ongoing Projects]] and [[Completed Projects]] have been updated.

~''May 24'' &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2016:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2016%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Apr 28'' &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2016:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2016%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''April 20'' &br;
We held a welcome party for ''Gaku Sasaki'' and ''Masaki Ikenaga'', our new B4 lab members (Civil and Environmental Engineering).  &br; 
''*''View photos from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?4%2F20%A1%A1Welcome%20Party]].  &br;

~''Apr 1'' &br;
A special seminar was given by ''Dr. Zoe Richards'', Research Scientist at the Western Australian Museum, on the theme '''Hard Coral Diversity of the Kimberly, NW Australia'''. 

~''Mar 29'' &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Charissa Ferrera'', who finished her doctoral course studies (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics), and for ''Masaya Yoshikai'' and ''Shunsuke Kitazawa'', who finished their master course studies (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics). At the same time, we celebrated the graduation of our former B4 and incoming M1 students ''Wataru Ando'' and ''Suguru Takeuchi'' (Civil and Environmental Engineering). &br; 
''*''View our group photo [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?3%2F29%A1%A1Farewell%20Party]]. 

~''Mar 20 to 24'' &br;
We attended the ''[[63rd Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Japan>http://www.esj.ne.jp/meeting/63/]]'' at the Sendai International Center in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Egawa &br;
''*''View story and photos [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?3%2F20-24%20%C2%E863%B2%F3%C6%FC%CB%DC%C0%B8%C2%D6%B3%D8%B2%F1]].  &br;

~''Feb 22'' &br; 
A television segment featuring the activities of the ''CECAM Project'' in ''Boracay Island, Philippines'' was broadcasted on the NHK-BS1 channel. It was part of the Asia Insight feature entitled '''Let's Protect the White Beach! - Philippines''' (白いビーチを守れ!〜フィリピン〜), which was aired this day from 14:00-14:30. The same segment was shown in English earlier in the month on NHK World from Feb. 5 to 6.  &br;

~''Feb 21 to Mar 5'' &br; 
We conducted a mangrove field survey in ''Victoria City, Negros Island, Philippines''. Activities included the measurement of mangrove tree parameters, soil sample collection, LIDAR data ground-truthing, as well as interaction with the local government and people. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Egawa, Tanokura &br;
[View pictures from the field survey   [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F21-3%2F5%20%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%A1%A6%A5%CD%A5%B0%A5%ED%A5%B9%C5%E7%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA]].] &br;

~''Feb 17''  &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Charissa Ferrera'' and ''Hak Danet'', who finished their doctoral course studies (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics), and for ''Kong Chhuon'' who finished his short term stay as part of the AUN-SEED Net program. &br; 
''*''View our group photo [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F17%A1%A1Farewell%20Party]]. 

~''Feb 16'' &br; 
We congratulate our '''B4 lab members''' for successfully defending their undergraduate research theses: 

&color(#000080){''Wataru Ando''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Field Survey and Analysis of Current Status and Measures of Land-based Loads in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa - toward Realization of Their Effective Reduction Scheme"'''};

&color(#000080){''Suguru Takeuchi''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Spatial distribution of Water Quality Characteristics in Nagura Bay and Nagura River Estuary in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa"'''};

Ando-san and Takeuchi-san are students of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. &color(red){''Cheers for your hard work!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F16%A1%A1%C2%B4%B6%C8%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].

~''Feb 11'' &br;
We congratulate our '''M2 lab members''' for successfully defending their masters research theses: 

&color(#000080){''Shunsuke Kitazawa''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Relationship between water quality environmental characteristics in island-wide watershed and coastal area comparison and pattern of the coral coverage transition in Ishigaki Island"'''};

&color(#000080){''Masaya Yoshikai''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Analysis of environmental impacts of intensive mariculture activities on hypoxic water formation and seagrass bed degradation in Bolinao and Anda, Philippines"'''};

Kitazawa-san and Yoshikai-san are students of the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics. &color(red){''Cheers for your supreme efforts!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F11%BD%A4%BB%CE%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].

~''Jan 5''  &br;
The doctoral thesis presentations of ''Charissa Ferrera'', ''Hak Danet'', and ''Junko  Toyoshima'' were held. &color(red){''Cheers for your great efforts and perseverance!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their presentations [[here>Doctoral Defense Jan 2016]].  &br;
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Doctoral Thesis Titles:
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&br;
&color(#000080){''Charissa Ferrera''}; &br;
「Biogeochemistry of phosphorus and application of oxygen isotopes of phosphate in a eutrophic tropical mariculture area(熱帯の富栄養化した養殖域におけるリンおよびリン酸の酸素同位体比を用いた生物地球化学的研究)」&br;
&br;
&color(#000080){''Hak Danet''};&br;
「Socio-ecological vulnerability and risk assessment of the Mekong Delta(メコンデルタにおける社会・生態学的脆弱性とリスク評価)」&br;
&br;
&color(#000080){''豊島 淳子 (Junko Toyoshima)''}; &br;
「日本の沿岸域におけるスキューバダイビングを中心とした観光活動によるサンゴ礁生態系への人為的負荷とその低減策に関する研究 (Anthropogenic impacts of scuba diving tourism on the coral reef ecosystems and management of the impacts in the coastal areas of Japan)」&br;


**2015 [#i9e20a2c]

~''Dec 11''  &br;  
We held a joint Christmas celebration and farewell party for ''Ahmed El-Adawy''. View our group photo [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?12%2F11%20Ahamed-san%27s%20farewell%20party]].

~''Dec 9'' &br;  
New pictures have been uploaded from our recent fieldwork activities in Ishigaki Island and the Philippines. You can view them in our [[2015 photos:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8%A1%A12015]] links (Japanese).

~''Dec 9''  &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2015:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2015%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Nov 26 to 29'' &br;
We attended the ''[[18th Annual Conference of the Japanese Coral Reef Society>http://www.jcrs.jp/en/jcrs-18th-meeting/]]'' held at the Keio University Mita Campus in Minato-ku, Tokyo.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Muko &br;
(Nakamura Lab:) Dr. Nakamura, Takido, Amano &br;

~''Nov 24'' &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2015:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2015%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Oct 24 to Nov 25'' &br;
We conducted a field survey in ''Ishigaki Island'' in Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included the retrieval of oceanographic sensors, groundwater surveying, the deployment and maintenance of terrestrial sensors, and surveys of local farming practices. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura (Nakamura Lab), Sith, Chhuon, Ando, Takeuchi &br;
'''''*''Chhuon is a first time participant.''' &br;
[View pictures from the field survey   [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?10%2F24-11%2F25%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%C0%BE%C9%BD%C5%E7%C4%B4%BA%BA]]] &br;

~''Oct 7'' &br;
We welcome back ''Kong Chhuon'' (Cambodia) who joins our lab for a short term stay as part of the AUN-SEED Net program. He is a doctoral course student at the University of the Philippines Diliman and will stay in our lab from Sep 26 to Feb 23, 2016.  &br;

~''Sep 7'' &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2015:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2015%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Aug 3'' &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2015:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2015%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Jul 31''  &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2015:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2015%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Jul 15''  &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2015:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2015%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Jun 30''  &br;  
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2015:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2015%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''May 26'' &br;
We congratulate ''Dr. Jun Mitsui'' of Fudo Tetra Corporation, who graduated from Nadaoka Lab in March 2015, for winning the third prize of the ''PIANC De Paepe-Willems Award'' for his paper. The award ceremony took place during the Annual General Assembly of the PIANC held in Portugal on May 19. The paper is about the stability of breakwater armor units against tsunami. A practical design method for armor units to cover a rubble mound at the rear side of a caisson breakwater against tsunami overflow was proposed based on hydraulic model experiments and numerical analysis. The title of his paper is: 

'''"New design method of armor units covering rubble mound of composite breakwater against tsunami overflow"'''

~''Apr 27'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2015:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2015%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Apr 20''  &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome ''Ahmed Eladawy'' (Egypt) who joins our lab as E-JUST student fellow, and ''Oumou Ba'' (Senegal) as embassy-recommended research student. We also welcome our new M1 member, ''Yusuke Tanokura'' (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics), and new B4 members, ''Wataru Ando'' and ''Suguru Takeuchi'' (Civil and Environmental Engineering). &br;

~''Apr 6'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2014:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2014%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]]  &br;

~''Mar 25''  &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Kentaro Iwai'', ''Miho Ishizaka'', ''Hirotsugu Nakagawa'', and ''Jun Yasuoka'', who finished their master course studies (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics). At the same time, we celebrated the graduation of our former B4 and incoming M1 student ''Ryohei Egawa'' (Civil and Environmental Engineering). &br; 
''*''View our group photo [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?3%2F25%A1%A1Farewell%20lab%20party]]. 

~''Feb 17''  &br;
We congratulate our '''B4 lab member''' for successfully defending his undergraduate research thesis: 

&color(#000080){''Ryohei Egawa''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Relationship between bioturbation and environmental characteristics of mangrove forest"'''};

Egawa-san is a student of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. &color(red){''Cheers for your hard work!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of his final presentation [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F17%20%C2%B4%B6%C8%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].

~''Feb 13'' &br;
Congratulations to our doctoral course student ''Jun Mitsui'' for winning 3rd place in the ''PIANC De Paepe-Willems Award'' contest. The title of his research entry is:

'''"New design method of armor units covering rubble mound of composite breakwater against tsunami overflow"'''

~''Feb 2'' &br;
We congratulate our '''M2 lab members''' for successfully defending their masters research theses: 

&color(#000080){''Miho Ishizaka''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Assessment of the impacts on the coral reef ecosystem by groundwater discharge from foreshore and water flux through the reef crest"'''};

&color(#000080){''Kentaro Iwai''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Comprephensive monitoring and analyses of beach dynamics and associated environmental conditions for sustainable tourism strategy in Boracay Island, Philippines"'''};

&color(#000080){''Hirotsugu Nakagawa''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Study on understanding of the tourism structure in the Yaeyama Islands and coral reef ecosystem conservation awareness for realizing sustainable tourism"'''};

&color(#000080){''Jun Yasuoka''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Integrated ecological and hydro-geochemical blue carbon dynamics modeling based on field observations in Fukido mangrove, Ishigaki Island, Japan"'''};

Ishizaka-san, Iwai-san, Nakagawa-san, and Yasuoka-san are students of the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics. &color(red){''Cheers for your supreme efforts!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F2%20%BD%A4%BB%CE%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].

~''Jan 13''  &br;
We welcome ''Kong Chhuon'' (Cambodia) who joins our lab for a short term stay as part of the AUN-SEED Net program. He is a doctoral course student at the University of the Philippines Diliman and will stay in our lab from Jan 13 to Feb 11. &br;

~''Jan 5'' &br;
We congratulate our '''doctoral course lab members''' for successfully defending their dissertations: 

&color(#000080){''Dan M. Arriesgado''}; with research title: &color(#8B008B){Genetic diversity, population structure, and reproduction dynamics of tropical seagrasses '''Cymodocea rotundata''' and '''C. serrulata''' in the Northwestern Pacific region};

&color(#000080){''Jun Mitsui''}; with research title: &color(#8B008B){Development of novel design and construction methods including computational fluid dynamics approach for breakwaters and artificial reefs};

Dan-san and Mitsui-san are students of the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics. &color(red){''Cheers for your supreme efforts!''}; &br;
''*''View photos of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?1%2F5%20%C7%EE%BB%CE%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]]. 

**2014 [#i9e20a2c]

~''Dec 11'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated:  [[2014:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2014%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;

~''Nov 27 to 30'' &br;
We attended the ''[[17th Annual Conference of the Japanese Coral Reef Society>http://www.jcrs.jp/wp/?page_id=1598]]'' in Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura, Dr. Muko, Loric &br;

~''Nov 26'' &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Ali Masria'' who finished his short-term research stay in our lab. All the best Ali-san as you continue your research in Egypt! It was also a welcome party for our newest members ''Dr. Rafiq Hoque'' and ''Ratino Sith''. Welcome to Nadaoka Lab!  &br;
''*''View photo from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?11%2F26%20Ali%A4%B5%A4%F3Farewell%20party%2C%20Hoque%A4%B5%A4%F3Sith%A4%B5%A4%F3Welcome%20party]].  &br;

~''Oct 24'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] and  [[2014:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2014%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;
''Research Budget'' has also been updated. Details can be found [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%CD%BD%BB%BB%BC%E8%C6%C0%BE%F5%B6%B7]] (Japanese). 

~''Oct 8'' &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Antoine Collin'' who finished his term as postdoctoral fellow (JSPS) as part of our laboratory. Thank you for everything Collin-san, and all the best as you start in your research position in France! Ganbatte kudasai! &br;
''*''View photo from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?10%2F8%20Collin%A4%B5%A4%F3Farewell%20party]].  &br;

~''Oct 6'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome our new D1 student, ''Sith Ratino'' (Cambodia). &br;

~''Sep 16 to Oct 4'' &br;
We conducted various fieldwork activities in the Philippines as part of the CECAM Project. Study sites included Bolinao, Puerto Galera, Banate, and Boracay Island.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Yamamoto, Iwai, Yoshikai &br;
[*View story and photos  [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?9%2F16-10%2F4%20%B2%C6%B5%A8%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]] (Japanese)]  &br;  
''*'''''More information about the CECAM Project can be found [[here>http://www.cecam-project.net/]].''' &br;

~''Aug 18 to Sep 5'' &br;
We conducted a field survey in ''Ishigaki Island'' and ''Sekisei Lagoon'' in Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included the retrieval of oceanographic sensors, groundwater surveying, the deployment and maintenance of terrestrial sensors, and socio-economic interview surveys. Various sampling and data collection were also conducted in the mangrove area of the Fukido watershed.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura, Dr. Muko, Dr. Sharma, Dr. Rafiq, Loric, Ali, Ishizaka, Yasuoka, Nakagawa, Kitazawa, Egawa &br;
'''''*''Dr. Rafiq, Ali, and Ishizaka are first time participants.''' &br;
[View pictures from the field survey   [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Ishigaki%20082014]]] &br;

~''July 16'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
We welcome ''Yoshie Morita'' as Technician for Scientific Research in the laboratory.  

~''July 16'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2014:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2014%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] 

~''July 12'' &br;
We participated in the ''SUIKO Joint Seminar for 2014''. &br;
The yearly collaborative research seminar was held at the 2nd Floor of the Cafeteria in Tokyo Tech's Suzukakedai Campus. The event brought together 10 different laboratories in Tokyo Tech with fields specializing in water environment and hydraulics. Selected lab members also gave poster presentations about their research. Representing Nadaoka Laboratory were: &br;
&color(#000080){''Hak Danet''}; with poster title &color(#8B008B){'''"Water quality variation associated with land-cover change in Mekong Delta flood plain"'''}; &br;
&color(#000080){''Jun Yasuoka''}; with poster title &color(#8B008B){'''"Estimated carbon stock in mangrove forest in Fukido River, Ishigaki Island"'''};&br;
&color(#000080){''Attendees:''}; Dr. Watanabe, Mitsui, Charissa, Danet, Loric, Ishizaka, Iwai, Nakagawa, Yasuoka, Egawa &br;
[*View story and photos  [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?7%2F12%20%BF%E5%B9%A9%B8%A6%B9%E7%C6%B1%A5%BC%A5%DF%A1%A6%BA%A9%BF%C6%B2%F1]] (Japanese)] &br;  

~''July 2'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] and  [[2014:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2014%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;

~''July 1'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome ''Dr. Soyoka Muko'' and ''Dr. A.T.M. Rafiqul Hoque'' (JSPS, Bangladesh), our new postdoctoral fellows in the laboratory. 

~''June 17 to 19'' &br;
We attended the ''2nd National Conference and Workshop (NCW-2)'' of the ''JST-JICA Coastal Ecosystem Conservation and Adaptive Management (CECAM) Project''. The workshop involved presentations, updates and discussions on the collaborative efforts needed in order to achieve the primary objectives for each study site. Project management concerns and future tasks were also discussed during the ''5th Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting''. The activities were held at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in Quezon City, Philippines.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Yamamoto, Charissa, Iwai, Yoshikai &br;
[*View story and photos  [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?6%2F17-19%20CECAM%202nd%20National%20Conference%2F%20Workshop%2C%20Joint%20Coordinating%20Committee%20Meeting]] (Japanese)]  &br;  
''*'''''More information about the CECAM Project can be found [[here>http://www.cecam-project.net/]].''' &br;

~''May 28 to June 15'' &br;
We conducted a field survey in ''Ishigaki Island'' and ''Sekisei Lagoon'' in Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included the deployment of oceanographic sensors at strategic sites and water sampling within Sekisei Lagoon. Sensors were also deployed in important river locations within Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island. The activities were conducted mainly to help investigate the spread of the crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS), a dangerous coral predator, to support coral reef conservation efforts. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura, Dr. Muko, Loric, Kitazawa, Egawa, Watanabe (B4)  &br;
'''''*''Dr. Muko, Egawa, and Watanabe (B4) are first time participants.''' &br;
[*View story and photos  [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?5%2F28-6%2F15%20%C0%D0%C0%BE%BE%CC%B8%D0%B9%E7%C6%B1%C4%B4%BA%BA]] (Japanese)] &br;  

~''June 10'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;

~''April 22'' &br;
We held a welcome party for ''Ryohei Egawa'', our new B4 lab member (Civil and Environmental Engineering).  &br; 
''*''View photos from the party  [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?4%2F22%20Welcome%20Party%202014]].  &br;

~''April 9'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome our new B4 student: ''Mr. Ryohei Egawa''. We also welcome ''Ms. Ayako Fujii'' as Technician for Scientific Research in the laboratory. 

~''Mar 27'' &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Takumi Tsuchiya'' and ''Tomoya Takeuchi'', who finished their master course studies (Mechanical and Environmental Informatics). At the same time, we celebrated the graduation of our former B4 and incoming M1 students ''Masaya Yoshikai'' and ''Shunsuke Kitazawa'' (Civil Engineering), and the promotion of our former postdoc ''Takashi Nakamura'' as Assistant Professor for the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics.  &br; 
''*''View our group photo [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?3%2F27%20%B8%A6%B5%E6%BC%BC%A5%D1%A1%BC%A5%C6%A5%A3%A1%BC]]. 

~''Feb 18'' &br;
We congratulate our '''B4 lab members''' for successfully defending their undergraduate research theses:  

&color(#000080){''Shunsuke Kitazawa''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Relationship between the nutrient environment and crown-of-thorns starfish outbreaks in Sekisei Lagoon, Okinawa"'''};

&color(#000080){''Masaya Yoshikai''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Assessment of coastal vulnerability in the Philippines by numerical analysis of storm surge and flood"'''};

Kitazawa-san and Yoshikai-san are students of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. &color(red){''Cheers for your hard work!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F18%20%C2%B4%B6%C8%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].


~''Feb 3'' &br;
We congratulate our '''M2 lab members''' for successfully defending their masters research theses: 

&color(#000080){''Takumi Tsuchiya''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"A quantitative assessment of environmental and economic impacts due to the excessive aquaculture and other factors in Bolinao, North-western Philippines"'''};

&color(#000080){''Tomoya Takeuchi''}; with research title &color(#8B008B){'''"Modeling analysis and comparison of nutrient cycling on Nansei Islands for conserving coral reefs"'''};

Tsuchiya-san and Takeuchi-san are students of the Department of Mechanical and Environmental Informatics. &color(red){''Cheers for your supreme efforts!''}; &br;
''*''View pictures of their final presentations [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F3%20%BD%A4%BB%CE%CF%C0%CA%B8%C8%AF%C9%BD%B2%F1]].


**2013 [#i9e20a2c]

~''Dec 16'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;

~''Dec 12 to 15'' &br;
We attended the ''[[16th Annual Conference of the Japanese Coral Reef Society>http://www.jcrs.jp/?page_id=2341]]'' at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) in Onna, Okinawa. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Loric, Iwai &br;
''*''View story and photos [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?12%2F12-15%20%C6%FC%CB%DC%A5%B5%A5%F3%A5%B4%BE%CC%B3%D8%B2%F1%2016%B2%F3%C2%E7%B2%F1]].  &br;

~''Dec 9'' &br;
The Japan side CECAM Project members held a meeting to discuss current project updates. Visiting Philippine side members also participated. View story and photo [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?12%2F9%20CECAM%20%B9%F1%C6%E2%B2%F1%B9%E7]]. &br; 

~''Dec 4'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;

~''Nov 13'' &br;
We participated in the disaster preparedness emergency drill held at Tokyo Tech's Ookayama campus. *See our photo [[here:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?11%2F13%20%CB%C9%BA%D2%B7%B1%CE%FD]].

~''Nov 5'' &br;
[[Pictures:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8%A1%A12013]] have been updated (Japanese). &br;
&color(#000080){''Events include:''};
-''Sekisei Lagoon Survey (Aug 18 to Sep 10):'' [[Sensor Deployment:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8%2F15-9%2F10%20%C0%D0%B3%C0%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA%CA%F3%B9%F0%A1%BD%C0%D0%C0%BE%BE%CC%B8%D0%CA%D4%A1%BD]], [[Mangrove Survey:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8%2F17-9%2F10%20%C0%D0%B3%C0%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA%CA%F3%B9%F0%A1%BD%A5%DE%A5%F3%A5%B0%A5%ED%A1%BC%A5%D6%CA%D4%A1%BD]] &br; 
-[[Amami Ooshima, Tokunoshima, and Okinoerabujim Socioeconomic Survey (Aug 25 to Sep 10):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8%2F25-9%2F10%20%B1%E2%C8%FE%B7%B2%C5%E7%A1%A1%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA]] &br;
-[[CECAM September 2013 Field Survey (Banate, Bolinao, Boracay Island, and Laguindingan, Philippines, Sep 4 to Oct 1):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%B2%C6%B5%A8%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]] &br;

~''Oct 21 to 31'' &br;
We conducted a field survey in the Philippines as part of continuing activities for the ''JICA-CECAM Project''. The survey focused on Boracay Island, where dive transects, tourism industry surveys, and maintenance of monitoring setups were conducted. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Toyoshima, Iwai &br;
'''''*''Toyoshima is a first time participant.''' &br;
[*View story and photos  [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?10%2F21-31%20%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%A1%A6%A5%DC%A5%E9%A5%AB%A5%A4%C5%E7%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]] (Japanese)] &br;  

~''Oct 10'' &br;
[[Pictures:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8%A1%A12013]] have been updated (Japanese): [[October 9, 2013 - Joint farewell party for RK, graduation party for Loric, and welcome party for Hyang Yoon:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?10%2F9%20KARTADIKARIA%A4%B5%A4%F3%20Farewell%20Party%2C%20Yoon%A4%B5%A4%F3welcome%20party%2C%20Bernardo%A4%B5%A4%F3%BD%A4%BB%CE%B2%DD%C4%F8%BD%A4%CE%BB%A1%A6%C7%EE%BB%CE%B2%DD%C4%F8%BF%CA%B3%D8%BD%CB%A4%A4]].  &br;

~''Oct 10'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome our new M1 student, ''Ms. Hyang Yoon''. She will be a member of our laboratory starting this October as a student under the Department of Civil Engineering.

~''Oct 4'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;

~''Sep 4 to Oct 1'' &br;
We conducted a field survey in the Philippines as part of continuing activities for the ''JICA-CECAM Project''. Study sites included Bolinao, Boracay Island, Banate Bay, and Laguindingan.  Specific activities included sensor maintenance and bathymetric mapping (Banate), incubation experiments and socioeconomic surveys (Bolinao), video monitoring of beach erosion and sediment sampling (Boracay), and field studies in mangrove forests (Banate, Laguindingan). Several workshops were again held for some CECAM study sites as part of continuing efforts to work together with local stakeholders in addressing environmental problems. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Yamamoto, Dr. Sharma, Charissa, Tsuchiya, Iwai, Yasuoka, Yoshikai &br;
'''''*''Yoshikai is a first time participant.''' &br;
[*View story and photos  [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%B2%C6%B5%A8%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]] (Japanese)] &br;  

~''Aug 25 to Sep 10'' &br;
We conducted a socioeconomic field survey in the islands ''Amami Ooshima'',''Tokunoshima'', and ''Okinoerabujim'' in Kagoshima Prefecture. Activities included ocular surveys and interviews of various people involved with cattle farming and other practices that can induce land use change and lead to environmental degradation of adjacent coastal areas.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Takeuchi, Nakagawa &br;
[*View story and photos  [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8%2F25-9%2F10%20%B1%E2%C8%FE%B7%B2%C5%E7%A1%A1%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA]] (Japanese)] &br;  

~''Aug 18 to Sep 10'' &br;
We conducted a field survey in ''Ishigaki Island'' and ''Sekisei Lagoon'' in Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included the deployment of oceanographic sensors at strategic sites and water sampling within Sekisei Lagoon. Sensors were also deployed in important river locations within Ishigaki Island and Iriomote Island. A mangrove site survey was also conducted in the Fukido area in Ishigaki Island wherein various ecological parameters were measured along several transect lines. Seagrass and coral incubation experiments were also conducted within the Seikaiku (Fisheries Institute) facility. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura, Dr. Sharma, Charissa, Kitazawa, Loric, Yasuoka &br;
[*View story and photos (Japanese): [[Sensor Deployment:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8%2F15-9%2F10%20%C0%D0%B3%C0%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA%CA%F3%B9%F0%A1%BD%C0%D0%C0%BE%BE%CC%B8%D0%CA%D4%A1%BD]], [[Mangrove Survey:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8%2F17-9%2F10%20%C0%D0%B3%C0%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA%CA%F3%B9%F0%A1%BD%A5%DE%A5%F3%A5%B0%A5%ED%A1%BC%A5%D6%CA%D4%A1%BD]]] &br;  

~''Aug 31'' &br;
[[Pictures:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8%A1%A12013]] have been updated (Japanese). &br;
&color(#000080){''Events include:''};
-[[Sesoko Island Field Survey (Okinawa, May 12 to 20):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?5%2F12-20%20%C0%A5%C4%EC%C5%E7%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]] &br; 
-[[JICA-CECAM BTW-2 and 4th JCC (Philippines, June 18 to 20):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?6%2F18-20%20CECAM%20Bilateral%20Technical%20Workshop%2C%20Joint%20Coordinating%20Committee%20Meeting]] &br;
-[[Suiko Joint Seminar for 2013 (Ookayama Campus, July 20):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?7%2F20%20%BF%E5%B9%A9%B8%A6%B9%E7%C6%B1%A5%BC%A5%DF]] &br;
-[[Tokyo Tech Spring Softball Tournament (June 3 to July 30):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?6%2F3-7%2F30%20%A5%BD%A5%D5%A5%C8%A5%DC%A1%BC%A5%EB%C2%E7%B2%F1]]
-[[Tokyo Bay Survey (August 7):http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8%2F7%20%C5%EC%B5%FE%CF%D1%BF%E5%BC%C1%B0%EC%C0%C6%C4%B4%BA%BA]] &br;   

~''July 30'' &br;
From May to July, the ''Softball Tournament'' of Tokyo Institute of Technology sponsored by the Co-op was held. Several members of Nadaoka Laboratory participated as members of the Water Environment and Hydraulic Engineering joint team, which won ''1st Runner-up'' after a very hard-fought and close championship game! &color(red){''Congratulations!''}; And we will surely aim to win the championship in the upcoming Fall tournament! &br;
&color(#000080){''Players:''}; Kitazawa, Iwai, Nakagawa, Tsuchiya &br;

~''July 26'' &br;
&color(#000080){''Lawrence Bernardo (Loric)''}; successfully presented his master course research entitled &color(#8B008B){'''"Development of a marine connectivity modelling system for Sekisei Lagoon in Okinawa, Japan"'''};. &br;
Loric is an '''M2 student''' under the Department of Civil Engineering. 

~''July 20'' &br;
We participated in the ''SUIKO Joint Seminar for 2013''.  &br;
The yearly collaborative research seminar was held at the 2nd Cafeteria in Tokyo Tech's Ookayama Campus. The event brought together 8 different laboratories in Tokyo Tech with fields specializing in water environment and hydraulics. Selected lab members also gave poster presentations about their research. Representing Nadaoka Laboratory were: &br;
&color(#000080){''Tomoya Takeuchi''}; with poster title &color(#8B008B){'''"Quantitative assessment of livestock nutrient generation influencing coral reef"'''}; &br;
&color(#000080){''Kentaro Iwai''}; with poster title &color(#8B008B){'''"Relationship between coral reef ecosystem and beach erosion in Boracay Island, Philippines"'''};&br;
&color(#000080){''Attendees:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Charissa, Ishizaka, Kitazawa, Loric, Mitsui, Nakagawa, Yasuoka, Yoshikai 

~''July 5'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;

~''June 18 to 20'' &br;
We attended the ''2nd Bilateral Technical Workshop (BTW-2)'' of the ''JST-JICA Coastal Ecosystem Conservation and Adaptive Management (CECAM) Project''. The workshop involved discussions on the collaborative efforts needed in order to achieve the primary objectives for each study site. A report on future activities on issues such as project management was also drafted during the ''4th Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) Meeting''. The activities were held at the University of the Philippines-Diliman in Quezon City, Philippines.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Yamamoto, Dan, Charissa, Iwai &br;
''*'''''More information about the CECAM Project can be found [[here>http://www.cecam-project.net/]].''' &br;

~''May 2'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;


~''May 1'' &br;
[[Photos (Japanese)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8]] have been updated! &br;
New pictures: [[Mori-san's Farewell Party (3/27)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?3%2F27%20%BF%B9%A4%B5%A4%F3%20Farewell%20Party]] and [[Welcome Party for New Students (4/10)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?4%2F10%20Welcome%20Party%202013]]&br; 
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has also been updated with new member profiles. 


~''April 11'' &br;
On this year's Green Day, ''Professor Nadaoka'' was awarded &color(#000080){''"Person of Merit for the Natural Environment"''}; by the Minister of Environment of the Government of Japan.
This is in special recognition for his numerous survey activities and academic research in Sekisei Lagoon. The official citation reads:

'''"Professor Nadaoka has conducted field surveys and regular monitoring activities for the preservation of coral reefs such as those in Sekisei Lagoon over many years. He has also exerted himself for the protection of the of natural environment and has been involved in public awareness activities, such as in giving scientific advice and facilitating cooperation in the administration of the natural environment.”''' 


~''April 9'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome our new M1 students: ''Ms. Miho Ishizaka'', ''Mr. Hirotsugu Nakagawa'', and ''Mr. Jun Yasuoka''; we also welcome our new B4 students: ''Mr. Shunsuke Kitazawa'' and ''Mr. Masaya Yoshikai''; we also welcome ''Ms. Megumi Sasaki'' as Technician for Scientific Research in the laboratory. 

~''April 9'' &br;
''Publications list'' has been updated: [[2012:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2012%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]], [[2013:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2013%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] &br;


~''Mar 27'' &br;
We held a farewell party for ''Naohiro Mori'' who finished his mater course studies (Civil Engineering) as part of our laboratory. Thank you Mori-san, and all the best as you start in your new job! Ganbatte kudasai!

~''Feb 25 to Mar 21'' &br;
We conducted a field survey in the Philippines for the ''JICA-CECAM Project''. Study sites included Bolinao, Boracay Island, Banate Bay, and Laguindingan.  Activities included the deployment of various sensors for oceanographic and water quality parameters (Banate, Laguindingan), water sampling (all sites) coral incubation experiments (Bolinao), underwater video surveys of reef areas (Bolinao, Laguindingan), and field studies in mangrove forests (Banate, Laguindingan). Several workshops were also held for some CECAM study sites (Laguna Lake, Boracay) as part of efforts to work together with local stakeholders in addressing environmental problems.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Yamamoto, Dr. Sharma, Charissa, Loric, Iwai &br;
'''''*''Dr. Sharma is a first time participant.''' &br;
[view story and photos  [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2%2F25-3%2F21%20%BD%D5%B5%A8%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]] (Japanese)]  &br;  

~''Feb 20'' &br;
[[Alumni member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%C6%E7%B2%AC%B8%A6%C2%B4%B6%C8%C0%B8]] has been updated. 

~''Feb 12'' &br;
We congratulate our '''B4 lab members''' for successfully presenting their undergraduate research theses: 

&color(#000080){''Kentaro Iwai''}; with research entitled &color(#8B008B){'''"Relationship between degradation of the coral reef ecosystem and beach erosion in Boracay Island, Philippines"'''};

&color(#000080){''Nina Yamazaki''}; with research entitled &color(#8B008B){'''"Classification of coral reef benthic communities and estimating their coverage using a spectral reflectance in-situ measurement system"'''};

Iwai-san and Yamazaki-san are students of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. &color(red){''Congratulations!''};


~''Feb 6'' &br;
&color(#000080){''Naohiro Mori''}; successfully presented his master course research entitled &color(#8B008B){'''"Characteristics of processes affecting water quality and terrestrial water inflow onto coral reefs in Fukido mangrove river basin, Ishigaki Island"'''};. &br;

Mori-san is an '''M2 student''' under the Department of Civil Engineering. &color(red){''Congratulations!''};

~''Jan 21 to Feb 2'' &br;
We conducted a field survey in ''Ishigaki Island'', Okinawa Prefecture. Activities included coral nutrient intake experiments, underwater video surveys of reef areas, and mangrove area sampling.  &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura, Dr. Collin, Dr. Sharma, Charissa &br;
'''''*''Dr. Collin and Dr. Sharma are first time participants.'''


~''Jan 18'' &br;
We held a [[farewell party>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?1%2F18%20SHARATH%A4%B5%A4%F3%20Farewell%20Lunch%20Party]] for ''Phoummixay Siharath'' (Laos) who finished his term as AUN/SEED Net Scholar as part of our laboratory. Thank you Ding-san, and all the best in your future activities!

~''Jan 4'' &br;
The first meeting of the year for the [[CECAM Project>http://www.cecam-project.net/]] was held at the Tokyo Institute of Technology Ookayama Campus, West 8 Building. Updates were given on the various components and initial plans for the year were also drafted. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Ms. Tsukamoto, Dr. Yamamoto, Dan, Charissa, Loric, Iwai &br;
&color(#000080){''Non-Tokyo Tech CECAM Members:''}; Dr. Toshihiro Miyajima (AORI, University of Tokyo), Dr. Naoko Morimoto (AORI, University of Tokyo), Dr. Chunlan Lian (University of Tokyo), Dr. Yoshiyuki Tanaka (JAMSTEC), Dr. Yu Umezawa (Nagasaki University), Dr. Yu Matsuki (University of Tokyo), and Masaaki Sato (Hokkaido University).

**2012 [#i9e20a2c]

~''Nov 22 to 25'' &br;
We attended the ''[[15th Annual Conference of the Japanese Coral Reef Society>http://www.jcrs.jp/?page_id=1526]]'' at the Hongo Campus of the University of Tokyo in Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo. [View story and photos [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?11%2F22-25%20%C6%FC%CB%DC%A5%B5%A5%F3%A5%B4%BE%CC%B3%D8%B2%F1%A1%A1%C2%E815%B2%F3%C2%E7%B2%F1]] (Japanese)]  &br;    
&color(#000080){''Members:''}; Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura, Takeuchi, Mori, Loric, Dr. Sharma, Yamazaki &br;

[View story and photos [[here>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?11%2F22-25%20%C6%FC%CB%DC%A5%B5%A5%F3%A5%B4%BE%CC%B3%D8%B2%F1%A1%A1%C2%E815%B2%F3%C2%E7%B2%F1]] (Japanese)]  &br;    


~''Nov 20'' &br;
We said farewell to Dr. Jeremy Bricker, who was a guest researcher and professor at Tokyo Tech for one year. Having a coastal engineering background, he has actively participated in our lab seminars and research discussions. From December, he will start his new research job at Tohoku University. ''Wishing you all the best at Tohokudai Dr. Jeremy Bricker!'' 

~''Nov 7 to 8'' &br;
We attended the ''1st Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium of the Coastal Ecosystem Conservation and Adaptive Management (CECAM) Project'' in Quezon City, Philippines. &br;
&color(#000080){''Members''};: Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Yamamoto, Charissa, Iwai &br;
''*''More information about the CECAM Project can be found [[here>http://www.cecam-project.net/]]. &br;
[[[Story and Photos>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?11%2F7-9%20CECAM%20Regional%20Symposium%A1%A4Joint%20Coordinating%20Commitee%20Meeting]] (Japanese)] &br;



~''Nov 2'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome ''Dr. Antoine Collin'' (France), who joins our lab as JSPS postdoctoral research fellow. 

~''Oct 23'' &br;
We welcome ''Dr. Ariel Blanco'', ''Mr. Jeark Principe'', ''Ms. Sheryl Rose Reyes'', ''Ms. Ed Carla Mae Tomoling'' from the University of the Philippines. They are on a JICA-sponsored short-term training and will be staying at Nadaoka-ken for two weeks, from 10/15 to 10/27. &br;

~''Oct 8'' &br;
[[Photos (Japanese)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8]] have been updated! &br;
New pictures: [[JICA-CECAM Field Survey (9/6 - 9/26)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?9%2F6-9%2F26%20%B2%C6%B5%A8%A5%D5%A5%A3%A5%EA%A5%D4%A5%F3%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]] and [[Civil Engineering Volleyball Tournament (9/27)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?9%2F27%20%C5%DA%CC%DA%B7%CF%B5%E5%B5%BB%C2%E7%B2%F1]]&br;

~''Oct 4'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] and [[Photos (Japanese)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8]] have been updated. &br;
Updates: [[Zemi-Gasshuku (8/23 - 8/25)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?8%2F23-8%2F25%20%A5%BC%A5%DF%B9%E7%BD%C9]] and [[Field Survey in Ishigaki Island (7/23 - 8/11)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?7%2F23-8%2F11%20%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]]. &br; ''*''We welcome our new Doctoral Course students: ''Ms. Charissa Marcaida Ferrera'' (Philippines) and ''Ms. Hak Danet'' (Cambodia); we also welcome ''Dr. Sahadev Sharma'' (India) who joins our lab as a research fellow for the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS).

~''July 13'' &br;
We have updated [[Publications>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%B6%C8%C0%D3]] and [[Photos (Japanese)>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BC%CC%BF%BF%BD%B8]]. &br;
Updates: [[Publications 2012>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2012%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]], [[International Coral Reef Society (ICRS) (7/9 - 7/13), Cairns, Australia>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?7%2F9-13%20%B9%F1%BA%DD%A5%B5%A5%F3%A5%B4%BE%CC%B3%D8%B2%F1%28ICRS%29]]
&br;


~''June 4'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome ''Mr. Phoummixay SHARATH'' (Laos) who joins our lab as AUN/SEED Net Scholar. He will stay with Nadaoka-ken from 2012/6/4 to 2013/1/29. &br;

~''May 7''&br;
Publications list for [[2012:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?2012%C7%AF%C5%D9%B6%C8%C0%D3]] and [[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] have been updated. &br;

~''April 10'' &br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated. &br;
''*''We welcome our new B4 students: ''Ms. Nina Yamazaki'' and ''Mr. Kentaro Iwai''; we also welcome ''Ms. Alicja Xaythilath'' (Germany) who joins our lab as a short-term  international student under the YSEP Program, ''Mr. Jun Mitsui'', who is enrolled in the Doctoral Course for working people, and ''Mr. Takashi Kasakura'' as Technician for Scientific Research in the laboratory. &br;

**2011 [#i9e20a2c]

~''Dec 16''&br;
Picture for [[12/12 MoU agreement for "TROMEC" project:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?12%2F12%20MoU%20agreement%20for%20TROMEC%20project]] has been updated.


~''Oct 25''&br;
[[publications>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Publications]] have been updated.&br;


~''Oct 20''&br;
Picture for [[7/3-7/10 CECAM Project Meeting held in Akkeshi, Japan:http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?11%2F25%20CECAM%20Project%20Meeting%20held%20in%20Akkeshi%2C%20Japan]] has been updated.

~''Oct 19''&br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] and [[Publications>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Publications]] have been updated.&br;

*2010 [#q3150587]

~''Oct 29''&br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] has been updated.&br;
Icak entered Nadaoka lab as a researcher student.(〜10/1)

~''Jul 1''&br;
Dr.Nakamura entered Nadaoka lab as a postdoctoral fellow.

~''Jun 4''&br;
[[Member list>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?Members]] and [[publications>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?2009%20Publications]] have been updated.&br;

*2009 [#q3150587]

~''Oct 13-16''&br;
We attended [[the 5th International Conference on Asia and Pacific Coasts in Singapore(APAC 2009)>International Conference on Asia and Pacific Coasts(APAC 2009)]].Dr.Tanuspong recieved a student merit paper award. &br;
Members:Prof.Nadaoka、Dr.Tanuspong

~''10/12-10/13''&br;
We attended [[the Coral Reef Management Symposium>The Coral Reef Management Symposium On Coral Triangle Area]] in Jakarta, Indonesia.&br;
Members:Prof.Nadaoka,RK&br;

~''10/12''&br;
We attended the Biodiversity & Ecology Journal Club (BEJC) Seminar at National University of Singapore.For details, please see [[this>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki-e/index.php?plugin=attach&pcmd=open&file=NUS%20seminar.pdf&refer=TopPage]] (PDF file).&br;
Members:Prof.NAdasoka, Dr.Tanuspong

~''Sep 25-Oct 3''&br;
We visited the Philippines for [[inspecting study sites>JST-JICA_kickoffEn]] of JST-JICA project.&br;
Members:Prof.Nadaoka、Dr.Watanabe、Ms.Tsukamoto、Yamamoto

~''Aug 20-Sep 14''&br;
We had a [[field survey in Ishigaki Island and Kuroshima Island>Ishigaki and Kuroshima Field survey 2009 summer]].&br;
Members:Prof.Nadaoka、Dr.Watanabe、Dr.Tanaka、Yamamoto、Maeda、Motomura、Chin、Nakajima

~''Jul 3-4''&br;
We hold the kick-off meeting of JST-JICA project. [[Group photo>JST-JICA kick-off meeting]]

~''Jun 23-30''&br;
We had a field survey in [[Miyakao Island>Miyako 2009]].&br;
Members:Dr.Coralie, Nakajima

~''Jun 1''&br;
Mr.Yamamoto finished an exchange program in Thailand.

~''Mar 24-30''&br;
We had a field survey in Okinawa&br;
Members:Prof.Nadaoka, Dr.Watanabe, Motomura, Nakajima

~''Mar 7-30''&br;
Dr. Arie BLANCO visited Japan for a collaborative research project supported by Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKENHI)

~''Apr 17''&br;
We had [[welcome party with Kanae lab.>welcome party (April 2009)]]

~''Apr 14''&br;
New members entered the Nadaoka lab.&br;
Mr.Yasuaki Tanaka (Postdoctoral Fellow)&br;
Mr.Ikuo Nakajima (MS 1)&br;
Mr.Toshiki Annaka (BS 4)&br;
Mr.Mamoru Saito (BS 4)&br;

~''Mar 20-30''&br;
We had [[a field survey in Okinawa.>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%C5%EC%B3%A4%B4%DF%A1%A2%B9%F5%C5%E7%A4%AA%A4%E8%A4%D3%C0%D0%C0%BE%BE%CC%B8%D0%B8%BD%C3%CF%B4%D1%C2%AC]]

~''Feb 17''&br;
B4 students had their final presentations of thesis.&br;
Mr. Shunsuke Motooka&br;
『Field observation and numerical simulation on spatio-temporal dynamics of CO2 system in a fringing reef』&br;

Mr.Hen Kouhou&br;
『Seasonal variations of velocity field and sediment transport in the tidal flat area of Tama River mouth』&br;

Mr. Syoko Chin&br;
『A numerical simulation experiment of red-soil transport in fringing reefsreefs
with simplified topography』&br; 

Mr. Yuki Motomura&br;
『Long-term change analysis of the land use and surrounding reef benthic cover of Kuroshima in Okinawa using areal photographs』&br;

~''Feb 7-8''&br;
We conducted a field survey in [[Tokyo bay>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%C5%EC%B5%FE%CF%D1%20%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA%20Feb.%202009]]&br;
Members: Prof.Nadaoka, Dr.Watanabe, A.Blanco, Ariji&br;

~''Feb 6''&br;
M2 students had their final presentations of thesis.&br;
Mr. Cui Wei&br;
『Simulation of Hydrodynamics and Related Material Transport around Ishigaki Island and Sekisei Lagoon』&br;

Mr. Tsutomu Takino&br;
『Investigation of morphology and genetic structures to reveal the constitution and maintenance mechanism of blue coral assemblages in the eastern coast of Ishigaki Island and in Ooura bay in Okinawa mainland』&br;

Mr. Kazunori Takebuchi&br;
『A study of red soil runoff characteristics using long-term observation and Multi-Watershed』&br; 

Mr. Yuichiro Hirawata&br;
『The study of flow structure around the mouth of Tama River and Tokyo Bay』&br; 

~''Jan 18 -Feb 3''&br;
We conducted a field survey in [[Ishigaki Island>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%C0%D0%B3%C0%C5%E7%C5%EC%B3%A4%B4%DF%20%B8%BD%C3%CF%C4%B4%BA%BA%20Jan-Feb.%202009]] with the university of tokyo.&br;
Members: Dr.Watanabe, A.Blanco, E.HerreraMotooka, Motomura&br;

~''Jan 7''&br;
Mr. Ariel C. BLANCO presented a defense of his doctor's thesis.&br;
『An integrated approach to studying connectivity relationship between terrestrial and coastal marine environments』&br;

*2008 [#ad7a5b9a]

~''Nov 26''&br;
To Prospective Studentshas been updated.&br;

~''Nov 25''&br;
We took the [[group photo>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%BD%B8%B9%E7%BC%CC%BF%BF2008]] of the member in the laboratory.&br;

~''Nov 22-24''&br;
We attended the Japanese Coral Reef Society 11th Annual Conference&br;
MembersProf.NadaokaDr.WatanabeC.TaquetA.BlancoKinjoA.KartadikariaTakinoMaeda&br;

~''Nov 12-14''&br;
We attended the 55th Annual Conference of Coastal Engineering&br;
MembersProf.NadaokaT.PokavanichArijiAshikawaMaeda&br;

~''Oct 28''&br;
Member list has been updated.&br;

~''July 21''&br;
Prof Nadaoka's interviews goes on aiir in NHK TV programs.&br;
Air date : 2008.7.21 (Mon) 13:05-14:18&br;

~''July 10''&br;
Dr.Coralie TAQUET entered Nadaoka lab as a Tokyo Tech Postdoctoral Fellow. &br; 

~''May26-30-30''&br;
UPCOMING APN-JSPS Workshop:&br; 
''Asia-Pacific Regional Training Course/Workshop on the Utilization of an''
''Integrated Decision Support System in Managing Tropical Coasts''&br;  
Puerto Galera Biosphere Reserve, Philippines, 26-30 May 2008&br;
For details, [[please see this>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?plugin=attach&pcmd=open&file=APN%202nd%20Workshop.pdf&refer=%A5%CB%A5%E5%A1%BC%A5%B9]]

~''Apr 21''&br;
A new student entered this laboratory&br;
Mr.Somphone INKHAMSENG (Laotian) &br;

~''Apr 10 ''&br;
Two new undergraduate students entered.&br;
Mr. Syoko Chin&br;
Mr. Yuki Motomura&br;

~''Apr 9 ''&br;
Our research on larval dispersal of Acanthaster planci was reported in paper [[(Asahi Shimbun).>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?plugin=attach&refer=%C4%AB%C6%FC%BF%B7%CA%B9&openfile=%C4%AB%C6%FC%BF%B7%CA%B9.pdf]]

~''Apr 7 ''&br;
New student joined this laboratory.&br;
Mr. Aliakbar Mehran (He arrived in Japan from Iran on Apr 3)

~''Apr 1 ''&br;
[[Dr.Atsushi Watanabe>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%C5%CF%EE%B5%C6%D8]] entered Nadaoka lab a new assistant professor .&br;

~''Mar 26 ''&br;
Ms.Yasuda gave the valedictorian speech at the graduation ceremony.&br;

~''Mar 25-30 ''&br;
We conducted a field survey in Laguna Lake, Philippines.&br;
Members: E.Herrera, A.Blanco.&br;

~''Mar 1-22 ''&br;
We conducted [[a field survey in Votua reef area>Fiji Votua 2008 March]], Fiji.&br;
Members: Prof.Nadaoka, A.Blanco, K.Ashikawa.&br;

~''Jan 24.25 ''&br;
APN/JSPS workshop took place.&br; 
A Regional Workshop &br;
Developing an Integrated Support System for Managing Coastal Ecosystem Change
in Tropical East Asia and the Pacific&br;
MembersProf. Nadaoka, A.Blanco, T.Pokavanich, Eugene H, V. Badira, K. Ashikawa&br;
To [[APN homepage>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/events.html]].


*2007 [#q3150587]

~''Dec 19''&br;
We had [[end of the year party>Year-end party 2007]] with Yagi lab&br; 

~''Nov 6 - Dec6''&br;
We conducted a field survey in the philippines&br;
Members: Prof. Nadaoka, Yamamoto, E. Herrera, Ashikawa, Dr. Villanoy, E. Salamante&br; 
[[Laguna Lake(11/6, 7, 24, 25), Puerto Galera(11/8, 9)>Laguna Lake and Puerto Galera (November 2007)]]&br;
[[Bolinao(11/11-12/4)>Bolinao (2007 11/11-12/4)]]

''Nov 23 - 25''&br;
We attended 10th Annual Meeting of Japanese Coral Reef Society held in Okinawa, Japan.&br;
Members : Prof. Nadaoka, T. Yamamoto, K. Arisaka, T. Takino, Y. Maeda, K. kinjo, W. Kumagai, A.Blanco&br;

''Oct 5''&br;
Two new students joined this laboratory.&br;
Mrs. Ankita P. DADHICH (She arrived in Japan from India on Oct 3)&br;
Mr. Shunsuke Motooka&br;

~''Sep 24 -Oct 4''&br;
We conducted a field survey in [[Ishigaki Island>Ishigaki Island (2007 9/24-10/4)]]&br;
Members: Prof. Nadaoka, Yamamoto, Takebuti, Ashikawa, Maeda&br; 

~''Sep 26''&br;
Prof Nadaoka's interviews went on air in NHK TV program.&br; 
(?????????)&br;
Air date : 2007.9.26 (wed) 19:3020:00&br;

~''Sep 19''&br;
We had farewell party for Ms. Erlinda&br; 

~''Sep 19''&br;
UNESCO fellows had final presentation.&br;
Erlinda E. Salamante: Modelling of the Reef Circulation of Bolinao Coral Reef System: Assessing Local Larval Dispersal Dynamics&br;
[[Photo after presentation>Photo after presentation(2007 9/19)]] 

~''Sep 8 - 20''&br;
We conducted a field survey in [[Fiji and Samoa>Fiji and Samoa(2007 9/8-20)]]&br;
Members: Prof. Nadaoka, A. Blanco&br; 

~''Aug 29 - 31''&br; 
We conducted a field survey in [[Laguna Lake, Philippines.>Laguna Lake, Philippines(2007 8/29-31)]]&br;
Members: Prof. Nadaoka, E. Herrera&br; 

~''Aug 24''&br;
We had farewell party for Linda and "best wishes" pre-wedding party for R.K.&br; 

~''Aug 8''&br;
YSEP student had Sotsuron Presentation.&br; 
Linda Guinchard: Integrated Monitoring of Benthic Microalgae and Macroalgae as a tool for Coastal Eutrophication Assessment&br; 

~''Jul 4 - Aug 16''&br;
We conducted a field survey in [[Ishigaki Island>Ishigaki Island (/48/16)]] (Okinawa, Japan).&br;
Members: Prof. Nadaoka, N. Yasuda, T. Yamamoto, K. Arisaka, V. Badira, T. Takino&br; 

~''Jul 17 - 22''&br;
We conducted a field survey in [[Ishigaki Island>Ishigaki Island(2007 7/17-22)]] (Okinawa, Japan).&br;
Members: L. Guinchard, T. Yamamoto, A. Blanco&br; 

~''May 26 - Jun 10''&br;
We conducted a field survey in [[Puerto Galera in Mindoro island, Philippines.>Puerto Galera in Mindoro island, Philippines(2007 3/26-4/10)]]&br;
Members: A. Blanco&br;

~''Apr 17''&br;
Two new undergraduate students entered.&br;
Mr. Yuji Maeda&br;
Mr. Kota Ashikawa&br; 

~''Apr 4 - 18''&br;
We conducted a social survey in [[Ishigaki and Yonaguni Island>Ishigaki and Yonaguni Island ((2007 4/4 - 4/18))]] (Okinawa, Japan).&br; 

~''Feb 18 - Mar 13''&br;
We conducted an additional intensive survey at [[Puerto Galera in Mindoro island, Philippines>Puerto Galera in Mindoro island, Philippines(2007 2/18-3/13]].&br;
Members: T. Pokavanich, A. Blanco, Yamamoto, Eugene H., V. Badira, Erlinda S., Dr. Villanoy(MSI, UPD)&br;


*2006 [#q5614281]

~''Dec 25 - Jan 7''&br;
We visited Majuro and Pohnpei to collect crown-of-thorns starfish samples&br;
Members: Prof.Nadaoka, Ms. Yasuda&br;
We collect crown-of-thorns starfish samples at Majuro and Pohnpei to reveal genetic structure of this species world wide. Besides, we gave talks about broad range of our recent studies on environmental issues including outbreaks of crown-of-thorns starfish and discussed with local people.&br; 

~''Nov/16 - Nov/17''&br;
Ms Yasuda attended 15th annual meeting of Japanese DNA Polymorphism society.
In this conference she won a prize for oral presentation entitled "Microsatellite marker analysis to reveal population genetic structure of the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci (L.) in Japan and Pacific Islands".&br;
Contents:We examined microsatellite loci of crown-of-thorns starfish collected from throughout Japan, Philippines, Palau and Fiji. Although there was an isolation by distance pattern among all locations, there was no clear genetic structure among Japanese and Philippines populations, suggesting that these populations are connected by Kuroshio and its associated currents.&br; 

~''Aug 18 - Sep 1''&br;
[[We conducted various field survey activities in Ishigaki Island (Okinawa, Japan) aimed at exploring the connectivity of Shiraho Reef and the adjacent land (i.e. Todoroki watershed and other nearby coastal land).>We conducted various field survey activities in Ishigaki Island...(2006 8/18-9/1)]]&br;
Members: A.C. Blanco, Y. Inoue, T. Yamamoto, N. Takemoto, S. Matsuura, K. Arisaka&br; 

~''Aug 18 - Aug 20''&br;
[[Ms. Nina Yasuda won a student prize for her presentation at 82nd Annual Meeting of Australian Coral Reef Society from August 18 to 20>Ms. Nina Yasuda won a student prize for...(2006 8/18-20)]]&br; 

~''July 13 - July 30''&br;
We conducted field observations in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa&br; 

~''Jun 24''&br;
We went to the National Theater of Japan to watch [[Kabuki>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/wiki/index.php?%B2%CE%C9%F1%B4%EC%B4%D5%BE%DE%B6%B5%BC%BC]], which includes an explanation of this wonderful Japanese perfoming art.&br; 

~''Jan 27''&br;
This journal paper was accepted and published in an online journal, BMC Genomics.&br;
"Yasuda, N., M.Hamaguchi, S.Sasaki, S.Nagai, M.Saba and K.Nadaoka: Complete mitochondrial genome sequences for Crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci,and Acanthaster brevispinus, BMC Genomic, Vol.7, p.17,2006."&br;
Full text here:http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2164/7/17&br;
Description: Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of Acanthaster planci (COTS) and its sibling species, Acanthaster brevispinus are determined and compared.This information is essential for developing the identification tools for COTS larvae and population genetic markers.&br;


*2005 [#e78be59f]

~''Sep 12 - Oct 9''&br;
We conducted field observations of water quality and hydrodynamics in [[Puerto Galera, Mindoro island in the Philippines.>Puerto Galera, Mindoro island (2005 9/12 - 10/9)]]&br;
members: M.Rubio, A.Blanco, H.Iizuka, T.Nishimoto, N.Takemoto, E.Paringit(University of the Philippines)&br;
The purpose&br;
Recently, the water quality deterioration and its impact on the ecosystem are worsening because of the uncontrolled tourism infrastructure development. We propose monitoring of the Puerto Galera Bay and its surrounding coastal area in order to quantitatively describe the actual condition and the cause of water deterioration for proper management.&br;
The features&br;
1. This project is conducted in cooperation with the local government, local NGO and the University of the Philippines with the intention to eventually share the results of this project with the local people.&br;
2. This project is an integrated, comprehensive investigation research that will consider social, economic, and cultural factors, not only physical, chemical and biological environment.&br;

~''Aug 18 - 29''&br;
Research Work in [[Fiji Islands and Samoa>Fiji Islands and Samoa (2005 8/18 - 8/29)]]: Working with the Pacific Islanders&br; 

~''Aug 10''&br;
This journal paper was accepted in Molecular Ecology Notes.&br;
"Yasuda, N., S.Nagai, M.Hamaguchi, C.L.Lian and K.Nadaoka: Development of microsatellite markers for the crown-of-thorns starfish Acanthaster planci, Molecular Ecology Notes, Vol.6, No.1, pp.141-143, 2006."&br;
Abstract: http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1471-8286.2005.01168.x &br;
Description: The high polymorphic microsatellite markers that will reveal the genetic population of COTS are isolated. The genetic population structure of COTS will give us some important information to predict the unknown dispersal of pelagic larvae.&br;

~''Jun 9 - Jul 20''&br;
We conducted a field survey to collect COTS larvae in the Yabiji shoal that lies north of [[Miyako Island.>Miyako Island (2005 6/9 - 7/20)]] We also investigated the physical environment in and around artificial nursery reef for Trochus (where cultivation of small shellfish exists).&br;
(The main content)&br;
To discover the early life ecology of COTS larvae in the field.&br;
To understand the physical environment around Miyako Island.&br;
To examine the physical factors that effectively affects the settlement and growth of coral larvae in artificial nursery reef for Trochus&br;

~''May 9''&br;
Prof Nadaoka's interviews goes on aiir in NHK TV programs.&br;
Science ZERO ??????????(44 minutes program)&br; 
air date : 2005.5.14 (Sat) 19:0019:44&br;

~''Apr 14''&br;
Mr. Kazuma Arisaka and Mr. Naoto Takemoto, a senior undergraduate student (B4), joined this Laboratory.&br; 

~''Apr 6''&br;
Mr. Badira Varigini, from Papua New Guinea, joined this Laboratory.&br; 

~''Apr 1''&br;
Two first year master students(M1), Mr. Takuma Nishimoto and Mr. Takahiro Yamamoto from Tokyo Institute of Technology, entered this graduate school and became members of our laboratory.&br; 

~''Feb 24-Mar 8''&br;
We visited [[Fiji>FijiFeb 24 - Mar 1, Mar 6,7]] and [[Samoa>SamoaFeb 28 - Mar 5]].&br;
We discussed with some researchers future research collaboration on sediment discharge from catchments and its effect on coral reefs.&br; 
We visited some catchments for long-term monitoring of sediment discharge.&br; 
Sampling of corals and crown-of-thrown starfish for population genetics.&br; 
Field trip for community-based management of fisheries resource by Mr. Kakuma, Research Institute for Subtropics.&br;

~''Feb 18''&br;
Senior undergraduate student had a final presentation of his thesis. 
Mr. Takahiro Yamamoto: Analysis of red soil discharge from an agricultural watershed based on long-term field survey data.

~''Feb 7''&br;
Second year master course students had their final presentations of thesis. 
Presenters and titles were the same as those for the preliminary presentations on Dec 15, 2004.

~''Jan 27-29''&br;
We held WESTERN PACIFIC WORKSHOP "Advances in Remote sensing and GIS Applications for Coastal Zone Management" in Bangkok on January 27-29, funded by a Grant -in-Aid for Scientific Research (C). 

~''Jan 8-21''&br;
We conducted a [[field survey in Ishigaki Island>Winter Field Survey at Ishigaki]], Okinawa, Japan with a group of the Marine Science Institute, the University of the Philippines 
Distribution and growth rate of seagrass beds
Spectral measurements and ground truth survey for remote sensing.

~''Jan 8-12''&br;
We conducted [[a field survey on tsunami in Thailand.>Field Survey on Tsunami disaster in Thailand]] 

*2004 [#pe2d5eb1]

~''Dec 15''&br;
Second year master course students had preliminary presentations of thesis. 
Mr. Wataru Kumagai: Field measurements of hydraulic and thermal environments in coral reefs as important factors for coral reef growth. 
Mr. Yoichi Suzuki: Development of a coastal ocean model with multiple nesting for analyzing current structure and transport processes of coral and crow-of-thorns starfish larvae around the Ryukyu Islands. 
Ms. Nina Yasuda: Development and application of genetic methods to reveal larval behavior of crown-of-thorns starfish.

~''Dec 4-7''&br;
We had a meeting for long-term monitoring of water environment in Laguna Lake, the Philippines as an activity of [[IMSWES project.>http://www.wv.mei.titech.ac.jp/IMSWES/index.html]] 

~''Dec 2''&br;
Nadaoka and Yagi laboratories had a joint year-end party. 

~''Nov 15- 24''&br;
We conducted a field survey in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan. 
Turbidity and sediment transport within/outside of the fringing reef

~''Nov 11-14''&br;
We attended [[7th Annual Meeting of Japanese Coral Reef Society>http://www.soc.nii.ac.jp/jcrs/english/index.html]] held in Tokyo, Japan, in which we presented 8 papers. 
Ms. Nina Yasuda won a prize for her poster entitled Expected spawning season at five sites in Ryukyu Islands, Okinawa based on gonads observations.

~''Nov 10-12''&br;
We attended the 52nd Annual Meeting of Coastal Engineering, JSCE in Mie, Japan, in which we presented 7 papers. 

~''Oct 1''&br;
Mr. Ariel C. Blanco, from Philippines, entered as a research student under [[the JSPS Core University program>http://www.cv.titech.ac.jp/~jsps/]], and Mr. Tanuspong Pokavanich, from Thailand, joined as a researcher of [[UNESCO program.>http://www.rcd.titech.ac.jp/iad/gaibu/home.php?view=home]] 

~''Sep 24-27''br;
We attended a joint annual meeting of the Japanese Association of Benthology and the Plankton Society of Japan held at Ehime University, Ehime, Japan, in which we presented 2 papers. 

~''Sep 9-18''&br;
We conducted a field survey in Puerto Galera in the Philippines. 
Current pattern and water quality within and outside of Puerto Galera. 

~''July-Aug''&br;
We conducted a long-term field survey in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan with a group of the Marine Science Institute, the University of the Philippines. 
Physicaland biological survey on mangrove-seagrass-coral reef area
Spectral measurements and ground truth survey for remote sensing
Laboratory experiment on larval settlement of corals under oscillatory flow

~''July 29''&br;
Mr. Odyssey C. Herrara, for the [[JSPS Core University program>http://www.cv.titech.ac.jp/~jsps/]] returned to the Philippines.  

~''July 19-20''&br;
Prof Nadaokas interviews went on air in NHK TV programs. 
Special program for a national holiday: Whats happened on coral reefs?
A programMonoshiri Ichiya duke: Beach(Japanese)

~''Jun28-July2''&br;
We attended the 10th International Coral Reef Symposium held in Okinawa, Japan, in which we presented 9 papers. 

~''May 1''&br;
Mr.Odyssey C. Herrara joined this laboratory for the JSPS Core University program. 

~''Apr 30''&br;
English content added. 

~''Apr 26''&br;
We had a training course on gonads observation of ''crown-of-thorns starfish'' at the International Coral Reef Research and Monitaring Center in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa, Japan. 

~''Apr 15''&br;
Mr. Yamamoto, a senior undergraduate student (B4) joined this Laboratory. 

~''Apr 7''&br;
Mr. Ariel Blanco, a long-term JSPS researcher returned back to Philippines. 

~''Apr 6''&br;
We got a TV interview by NHK Kagoshima about the crown-of-thorns starfish'' investigation and research. 

~''Apr 1''&br;
Two first year master students(M1), Mr. Hiroyasu Iizuka from Tokyo Institute of Technology and Mr.Masaki Watanabe from Saitama University entered this graduate school and became members of our laboratory. 

~''Mar 2''&br;
New photographs were uploaded. 

~''Feb 9''&br;
The design, the contents of research, etc. were updated. 

~''Jan 8''&br;
URL was changed. 


*2003 [#l062e6b1]
 
~''Dec''&br;
The list of members was updated. 

~''Apr 17''&br;
Five new students entered. (Two students are undergraduate, three students are master.) 


*2002 [#leb10c49]
 
~''Dec 3''&br;
The research achievements were updated. 

~''Oct 8''&br;
The list of members was updated (Two students joined in October). 

~''Jun 25''&br;
The budget acquisition situation was updated. 

~''May 2''&br;
The list of members was updated. 

~''Mar 8''&br;
The basic concept and the message to the students were added. 

~''Feb 1''&br;
The photograph collection was updated. 

~''Jan 22''&br;
The list of research equipment was updated. 

~''Jan 11''&br;
The research achievements, budget information, photograph collection, etc. were added.


*2001 [#f488fad0]

~''Dec 31''&br;
The web page design was improved. URL was changed because of the change of the server.