8th Sakura Science Program (2021)

"Kuroshio Science Program (Ph.D)" (Formerly "Graduate School of Kuroshio Science"), Kochi University was established in 2004. The concepts of nurturing younger scientist were "interdisciplinary consideration" and "scientific cosmopolitan". Collaborating with Taiwanese and Filipino universities and organizations, we have been sharing and discussing achievement of sustainable society by natural science and social science researches and cross-border educational activities.

This year's program provides plenary leture, "Ion Microprobe Analysis of Biological Hard Tissue", reports of "Four-Dimensional Kuroshio Marine Science (4D-KMS) research project" for basic reserch of marine minerals and biological resource researches, reports of "Integrated Coastal Management project" for sustainable development of coastal area, recent research activities by our graduates, educational approach to regional revitalization and other related research and educational activities.



6th Sakura Science Plan (2019)


22nd (Sat), Jan., 2019

Time Event
Evening Arrival and Check in (“Kochi Palace Hotel”: Filipino and Taiwanese Participants, “Tourist Inn Kochi”: Indonesian Participants)

23rd (Sun), July, 2017

Time Event
9:00-12:30 Doctoral Dissertation Presentation including students of “Nurturing Talented People to Establish a Sustainable Society in the Kuroshio Region” Program
12:30-13:30 Lunch and Registration of Foreign Participants
13:30-15:30 (Cont.) Doctoral Dissertation Presentation
16:00-17:00 Cross-Border Education Session: Orientation

24th (Mon), July, 2017

Time Event
9:00-11:30 Cross-Border Education Session: Discussion
11:30-12:30 Lunch and Registration for Kochi University participants
13:00-13:55 Opening Ceremony of “The 11th International Kuroshio Science Symposium”
14:00-14:20 Coffee Break
14:20-14:50 Keynote Lecture 1
 “Education for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Fisheries”
 Hiroyuki Matsuda (Yokohama National University), Hidetomo Tajima, Shin Kakuma (Okinawa Deep-sea-water Research Center), and Juri Hori (Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency)
14:50-15:20 Keynote Lecture 2
 “Marine Protected Areas in Bicol: Two Decades of Partnership”
 Victor S. Soliman (BU)
15:20-15:50 Keynote Lecture 3
 “Education on ICOM (Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management) for undergraduate students - Background, Needs, and Prospects -”
 Kimio Fukami (KU)
19:00-21:00 Banquet (Kochi Palace Hotel)

25th (Tue), July, 2017

Time Event
9:00-10:00 Concurrent Session (Part 1): Marine and Coastal Ecosystem - 1
10:15-11:15 Concurrent Session (Part 2): Fisheries and Marine Resource Management
11:15-12:30 Lunch
12:30-13:30 Concurrent Session (Part 3): Coral Science
13:30-14:30 Poster Session
15:00 Start from Asakura Campus to Monobe Campusu of KU
16:00-17:3 Inspection of the Center for Advanced Marine Core Research in Monobe Campus (Introduction/Guidance by Dr. Hidekazu Tokuyama and Dr. Minoru Ikehara)

26th (Wed), July, 2017

Time Event
9:00-10:15 Concurrent Session (Part 4) Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Concurrent Session (Part 5): Marine and Coastal Ecosystems - 2
11:30-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Concurrent Session (Part 6): Marine and Coastal Ecosystems - 3
14:00-14:15 Coffee Break
14:15-14:45 Concurrent Session (Part 7): Health and Food Science
14:45-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:00 Concurrent Session (Part 8): Socio-Economics and Other
16:00-16:30 Closing Ceremony

27th (Thu), July, 2017

“Excursion/Field Work Tour to Muroto Area (East part of Kochi Prefecture)”

Time Event
7:00 Start from Asakura Campus of KU via Kochi Palace Hotel toward Muroto Area
10:30- 12:30 Initiative of “Muroto UNESCO Global GeoPark”
12:30-13:30 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Social Entrepreneurship for local revitalization: Initiative of Seaweed Aquaculture by using underground/deep-sea water and Marketing for local specialty goods
17:30-18:45 Inspection of Power Center Kochi at Takasue

28th (Fri), July, 2017

Time Event
Morning Home Sweet Home


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