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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Global Station for Arctic Research (GSA), GI-CoRE is pleased to announce the upcoming seminar on 14 March 2017, which is open to the public and arranged by GSA’s Northern Sea Route Unit. If you are interested in the topic, the Changing Arctic and the Development of Northern Regions, please consider making a reservation for the event. Details shall be found on the flier: Poster_The Changing Arctic and the Development of Northern Regions / Poster_Final (JPN) Date and Time: Tuesday 14 March 2017, 12.30-17.00 Venue: Small Auditorium at Conference Hall, Hokkaido University (N8 W5, Kita-ku, Sapporo) Languages: English and Japanese *Reservation shall be made through an e-mail.
In cooperation with Dept. of East Asian Studies at University of Leeds and Hokkaido University’s Arctic Research Centre, an international research workshop on Asia and the northern sea route will be held on Wednesday 26 October 2016. This workshop is registered as a part of Hokkaido University Sustainability Weeks, university-wide campaign to promote research and education towards sustainable society. Event details can be found on the flyer: Flyer_NSR_rev3 Programme Expert Workshop: 10.00-12.00 on Wed. 26 Oct. 2016 at Seminar Rm. of Sousei Hall in North Campus Bldg. Complex, HU Public Seminar: 14.00-16.30 at Community Hall (Enyu Gakusha), HU *Public seminar contains a Q&A session and welcomes many attendees who are interested read more
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.