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2016

Aug 15 to Sep 4 New!
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.
Members: Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura (Nakamura Lab), Bernardo, Sith, Hassan, Egawa, Tanokura, Ando, Ba, Takeuchi, Amano (Nakamura Lab), Sasaki, Ikenaga
*Hassan, Ba, Sasaki, and Ikenaga are first time participants.

June 23
Ongoing Projects and Completed Projects have been updated.

May 24
Publications list has been updated: 2016

Apr 28
Publications list has been updated: 2016

April 20
We held a welcome party for Gaku Sasaki and Masaki Ikenaga, our new B4 lab members (Civil and Environmental Engineering).
*View photos from the party here.

Apr 1
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
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).
*View our group photo here.

Mar 20 to 24
We attended the 63rd Annual Conference of the Ecological Society of Japan at the Sendai International Center in Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture.
Members: Egawa
*View story and photos here.

Feb 22
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.

Feb 21 to Mar 5
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.
Members: Egawa, Tanokura
[View pictures from the field survey here.]

Feb 17
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.
*View our group photo here.

Feb 16
We congratulate our B4 lab members for successfully defending their undergraduate research theses:

Wataru Ando with research title "Field Survey and Analysis of Current Status and Measures of Land-based Loads in Ishigaki Island, Okinawa - toward Realization of Their Effective Reduction Scheme"

Suguru Takeuchi with research title "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. Cheers for your hard work!
*View pictures of their final presentations here.

Feb 11
We congratulate our M2 lab members for successfully defending their masters research theses:

Shunsuke Kitazawa with research title "Relationship between water quality environmental characteristics in island-wide watershed and coastal area comparison and pattern of the coral coverage transition in Ishigaki Island"

Masaya Yoshikai with research title "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. Cheers for your supreme efforts!
*View pictures of their final presentations here.

Jan 5
The doctoral thesis presentations of Charissa Ferrera, Hak Danet, and Junko Toyoshima were held. Cheers for your great efforts and perseverance!
*View pictures of their presentations here.

Doctoral Thesis Titles:

Charissa Ferrera
Biogeochemistry of phosphorus and application of oxygen isotopes of phosphate in a eutrophic tropical mariculture area

Hak Danet
Socio-ecological vulnerability and risk assessment of the Mekong Delta

Junko Toyoshima
Anthropogenic impacts of scuba diving tourism on the coral reef ecosystems and management of the impacts in the coastal areas of Japan

2015

Dec 11
We held a joint Christmas celebration and farewell party for Ahmed El-Adawy. View our group photo here.

Dec 9
New pictures have been uploaded from our recent fieldwork activities in Ishigaki Island and the Philippines. You can view them in our 2015 photos links (Japanese).

Dec 9
Publications list has been updated: 2015

Nov 26 to 29
We attended the 18th Annual Conference of the Japanese Coral Reef Society held at the Keio University Mita Campus in Minato-ku, Tokyo.
Members: Prof. Nadaoka, Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Muko
(Nakamura Lab:) Dr. Nakamura, Takido, Amano

Nov 24
Publications list has been updated: 2015

Oct 24 to Nov 25
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.
Members: Dr. Watanabe, Dr. Nakamura (Nakamura Lab), Sith, Chhuon, Ando, Takeuchi
*Chhuon is a first time participant.
[View pictures from the field survey here.]

Oct 7
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.

Sep 7
Publications list has been updated: 2015

Aug 3
Publications list has been updated: 2015

Jul 31
Publications list has been updated: 2015

Jul 15
Publications list has been updated: 2015

Jun 30
Publications list has been updated: 2015

May 26
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"