NIES International Advisors

Suggestions and comments on activities of the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) by prominent experts from an international viewpoint

NIES International Advisors

In order to evaluate the activities of the institute from an international viewpoint in a dynamic, efficient and effective manner, the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) is currently inviting international experts, in the diverse fields of environmental research with which NIES is engaged, to visit the institute, in order to benefit from their comments and suggestions on NIES’ activities of importance.

Specifically, experts affiliated with, for example, world-renowned environmental research institutes are invited to NIES, where they are first introduced to the institutional structure and provided with an overview of the research content. They then observe the actual sites where research is conducted in the relevant field(s) which most closely correspond to their field(s) of specialization.

Subsequently, by means of discussion between the advisor, the office of the NIES President, and researchers in their fields of specialization, we benefit from their comments and suggestions on the institutional structure, research strategy, and their particular research fields, from an international viewpoint.

Implementation Report

  • 2014-10-16
    Summary of the meeting with Professor Dr. Pavel KABAT (International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria; Areas of expertise: Climate hydrology and water cycle; water resources and climate; land interactions with the atmosphere and biogeochemical feedbacks; climate system and climate change, and global change), Professor Dr. Nebojsa Nakicenovic (IIASA, Austria; Areas of expertise: Long-term patterns of technological change; economic development in response to climate change; evolution of energy, mobility, information and communication technologies) & Professor Chin-Min Lee (IIASA, Austria; Areas of expertise: Diplomatic science; organizational management; management development; international studies)
  • 2014-9-18
    Summary of the meeting with Dr. Robert Ogden (Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, UK; Areas of expertise: Conservation Biology, Development and Application of Genetic Analysis Methods, Managed Populations of Endangered Species) & Dr. Oliver Ryder (San Diego Zoo, US; Areas of expertise: Biology - Cell Cultures and Cell, Tissue, Blood and DNA Banking)
  • 2013-12-2
    Summary of the meeting with Dr. Alexander Bychkov (North Pacific Marine Science Organization, Canada) 
    Areas of expertise: Marine Science (chemical oceanography, carbon cycle)
  • 2013-1-31
    Summary of the meeting with Dr. William Glanville (International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada) 
    Areas of expertise: Strategic planning; science education; educational policy
  • 2012-11-21
    Summary of the meeting with Professor Miranda Schreurs (Freie Universit_t Berlin, Germany) 
    Areas of expertise: Comparative politics; environmental governance; climate change policies and politics
  • 2012-9-12
    Summary of the meeting with Professor Stewart Freeman (Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre, UK) 
    Areas of expertise: Isotope biogeochemistry, promotion of research on applications of isotopes for biochemical and medical sciences
  • 2012-6-27
    Summary of the meeting with Doctor Christopher Lau (Environmental Protection Agency, US) 
    Areas of expertise: Neuroscience; toxicology; teratology
  • 2012-6-23
    Summary of the meeting with Professor Chettiyappan Visvanathan (Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand)
    Areas of expertise: Cleaner/sustainable production and consumption; industrial environmental management; waste management
  • 2012-5-28
    Summary of the meeting with Professor Ellen Silbergeld (John Hopkins University, US) 
    Areas of expertise: Toxicology and its application to environmental and occupational health policy