An Urgent Notice Regarding the Event Scheduled on March 9th, 2020

Urgent Notice  Against the potential spread of the infectious disease, Hokkaido University decided to ask all HU community members to postpone their meeting events and business trip that are not urgent, on March 2nd. To follow the instruction, to my great regret, we decided to change our seminar style on Marc 9th to web(zoom) meeting. On March 9th, Hokkaido University members will be able to meet the venue on schedule, and other participants will be informed their zoom account to join the seminar via internet. I thank for your great cooperation. Best. N.Otsuka (Hokkaido University Arctic Research Center)   Webpage regarding the event formerly announced here.

Publication Updated

The Global Station for Arctic Research, GI-CoRE is pleased to announce Publication update of Marine Environment Unit. Update of Terrestrial Environment Unit and Northern Sea Route Unit will be coming soon.

Members Updated on 1 July 2019

The Global Station for Arctic Research, GI-CoRE is pleased to announce a new member who has joined the Terrestrial Environment Unit since 1 July, 2019 as the following: – Assistant Professor Teppei J. Yasunari, Arctic Research Center, Hokkaido University

Publication Updated

Recently, the Northern Sea Route research group of the GI-CoRE Global Station for Arctic Research has analyzed ship tracks from 2014 to 2017. This figure shows ship tracks in 2016’s summer seasons (from July to November). Here, trajectory records of 2,773 ships were detected in the NSR area by Satellite-Automatic Identification System (Satellite-AIS).  The Barents Sea and Kara Sea areas are the busiest areas among the Russian Arctic waters. And not only ocean-going ship but also many river ship activities can be found in the great rivers. These datasets enable us to analyze navigability of ships in ice infested waters. The first step of research result is going to be read more

Members Updated on 1 April 2018

The Global Station for Arctic Research, GI-CoRE is pleased to announce new members joining the Marine Unit upon 1 April 2018 as follows: – Assistant Professor Daiki Nomura, Faculty of Fisheries Science, Hokkaido University – Invited Faculty and Visiting Professor Hajo Eicken, GI-CoRE, Hokkaido University / Director and Professor, International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska Fairbanks   Also, Professor Natsuhiko Otsuka in the Northern Sea Route Unit has been appointed to the new Director of the Global Station for Arctic Research.  

GSA Website Opened

Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA) of Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE) has been opened since April 2016, and its website is now launched. Events information and research details will be updated here.