International Symposium on Paleoceanography

in the Southern Ocean and NW Pacific:

Perspective from Earth Drilling Sciences

Kochi, Japan, 19-21 November, 2012


I thank you all for coming to Kochi and participating in the International Symposium on Paleoceanography in the Southern Ocean and NW Pacific.

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22 November, 2012

Minoru Ikehara

Symposium theme

This symposium, to be held at Kochi University, will address the paleoceanography and paleoclimatology in the Southern Ocean and the NW Pacific by Earth drilling sciences. The aim of the symposium is to summarize our current understanding of the paleoenvironmental changes of the Southern Ocean  and the Northwest Pacific including the Japanese Islands during the key climate changes in the late Cenozoic, such as the Pliocene warmth, Northern Hemisphere Glaciation (NHG), mid-Pleistocene transition (MPT), and Milankovitch-scale climate changes. The symposium themes are:

1)Plio-Pleistocene Paleoceanography in the Southern Ocean: IODP activities and Antarctic drilling

  1. 2)Pliocene warmth and following Milankovitch-scale climate changes in the Japanese Islands and Northwest Pacific

  2. 3)General session for Earth drilling sciences and Earth sciences

Invited speakers

Boo-Keun Khim (Pusan National University)

Andrew P. Roberts (Australian National University)

Carlota Escutia Dotti (Instituto Andaluz de Ciencias de la Tierra)

Min-Te Chen (National Taiwan Ocean University)

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2012-10-15: Participants updated

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