News & Events

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

Int’l Seminar on Arctic Shipping Follow up of AMSA and Future

Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA) at Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE) will hold an international seminar on the Arctic Shipping Follow up of AMSA and Future on Friday 15 February, 2019, in cooperation with Hokkaido University’s Arctic Research Center, sponsored by J-ARC NET. INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON ARCTIC SHIPPING FOLLOW UP OF AMSA AND FUTURE Date and Time: 15th February 2019, 10.00-17.00 Venue: Meeting Room B&C, Northern Campus Sousei Hall 4F, Hokkaido University Address: Kita-21, Nishi-11, Kita-ku, Sapporo Language: English Please click here for details.

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.  

Int’l Seminar on Multidisciplinary Collab. towards Sustainable Use of the Arctic

Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA) at Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education (GI-CoRE) will hold an international seminar on the Multidisciplinary Collaboration of Industry-Academia-Government toward Sustainable Use of the Arctic, on Thursday 22 February 2018, in cooperation with Hokkaido University’s Arctic Research Centre, Nord University Centre for High North Logistics, and Hokkaido Government Bureau of Transportation Policy (Office of Logistics and Posts). Advance registration by e-mail is highly appreciated.   MULTIDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION OF INDUSTRY-ACADEMIA-GOVERNMENT TOWARD SUSTAINABLE USE OF THE ARCTIC Venue: Conference Hall Hokkaido University, N8 W5, Kita-ku, Sapporo Language: English Agenda: 13.00-             Opening Address (by Prof Sei-Ichi SAITOH, Arctic Research Centre at read more

Special Seminar on Arctic Research Today and Future

Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA), GI-CoRE will host a seminar titled as the Special Seminar on Arctic Research Today and Future – Finding Tasks on Sustainable Use of the Arctic on 20 December 2017, as a co-organising event with Hokkaido University’s Arctic Research Centre and Japan Arctic Research Network Centre (J-Arc Net). If you are interested in the topic, please visit and walk into the event.  Pre-notice of attendance by e-mail is highly appreciated.   SPECIAL SEMINAR ON ARCTIC RESEARCH TODAY AND FUTURE – FINDING TASKS ON SUSTAINABLE USE OF THE ARCTIC Venue: Seminar Rm. D, Northern Campus Sousei Hall 3F Hokkaido University, N21 W11, Kita-ku, Sapporo Language: English Agenda: 10.00-10.15    Opening read more

Seminar on Arctic Data Cables

Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA), GI-CoRE will co-organise a seminar titled as Arctic Data Cables – Information Infrastructure Improvement and Regional Development on 17 October 2017, together with Hokkaido University’s Arctic Research Centre. If you are interested in the topic, please consider to make a reservation by an e-mail no later than 15 October 2017.   ARCTIC DATA CABLES – INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT Venue: Conference Hall, Hokkaido University, N8 W5, Kita-ku, Sapporo Language: English with Japanese interpretation Agenda: 11.45-12.15    Registration 12.15-12.40    Opening Ceremony 1.) Brief Introduction to ICT Infra Project and Regional Development in Arctic and Northern Regions (by Juha SAUNAVAARA, Hokkaido University) 2.) A read more

Special Seminar ‘Sakha Republic’

Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA), GI-CoRE is pleased to announce the upcoming special seminar between 31 May and 1 June 2017, which is organised by Hokkaido University Arctic Research Centre, including the GSA faculty members: Drs Alexander V. Kononov, Natruhiko Otsuka and Atsuko Sugimoto. If you are interested in the topic, Sakha Republic, and their geography, ecosystem, society and cooperative activities with Hokkaido University, you are truly welcomed to contact the below-shown contact address to make a reservation for the event. Details shall be found on the flier: Special Seminar_Sakha_v3 Agenda: Day 1 – Observation and Research in Sakha (Yakutia) on Wednesday 31 May 2017, 14.00-16.00 Day 2 – The First read more

GSA Course Provided for Hokkaido Summer Institute 2017

Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA), GI-CoRE is pleased to announce the upcoming summer course between 7-10 July 2017, within the framework of Hokkaido Summer Institute 2017: Satellite Views of the Arctic Lecturers include GSA faculty members and researchers from University of Alaska Fairbanks/International Arctic Research Centre. For the details of the course, please kindly check the web page above.   *Hokkaido Summer Institute (HSI) **Syllabus ***Daily schedule of the course