The Eighth Tripartite Presidents Meeting (TPM8) among NIES, NIER and CRAES
The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) will host the eighth Tripartite Presidents Meeting (TPM8) in Okinawa, between November 21 (Monday) and November 24 (Thursday), 2011. The Tripartite President’s Meeting was first convened as a means to further environmental research between Japan, Korea and China, involving the three leading institutions in their respective countries - the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES – Japan); the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER - Korea); and the Chinese Research Academy for Environmental Sciences (CRAES – China.)
On November 22 (Tuesday), an International Workshop (hereafter “WS”) will be held as part of the TPM8 program. This year’s workshop takes as its themes Asian Air Pollution, and Biodiversity Conservation. Participation in the WS is free (prior registration required.), and the language of the WS is English (no interpretation available.)
1. Purpose of TPM
The Tripartite President’s Meeting (TPM) between Japan, Korea and China was first convened in 2004 as a means to further environmental research, with one of the three countries (Japan-China-Korea) playing host to TPM on respective years. This year, the eighth TPM will be hosted by Japan in Okinawa Prefecture.
At TPM itself, the Presidents, and affiliated researchers, of the three leading institutions in their respective countries - the National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES - Japan); the National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER - Korea); and the Chinese Research Academy for Environmental Sciences (CRAES – China) – will carry out focused discussions aimed at furthering environmental research in the Asian region, including possibilities for research collaboration.
In addition, an International Workshop (hereafter “WS”) will be held as part of the TPM8 program, on November 22 (Tuesday). This year’s WS takes as its themes Asian Air Pollution and Biodiversity Conservation and will consist of lectures and discussions at which affiliated researchers from the three institutions will come together with Okinawa-based researchers, and other persons with a deep interest in these topics.
2. TPM8 Overview
|Schedule:||November 21 (Monday) to November 24 (Thursday), 2011|
|(1) November 21 (Monday)||TPM8 Main Meeting|
|(2) November 22 (Tuesday)||TPM8 Parallel Workshop,
Signing Ceremony of TPM8 Joint Communiqué
|(3) November 23 (Wednesday) - November 24 (Thursday) Study Tour|
|Host:||National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)|
|Co-Hosts:||National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER - Korea); Chinese Research Academy for Environmxental Sciences (CRAES – China)|
|Sub-Hosts:||Okinawa Prefecture; Ministry of the Environment Japan, Naha RegionalOffice for Nature Conservation; University of the Ryukyus|
3. TPM8 Main Meeting Agenda (closed)
|Venue:||Okinawa Marriott Resort & Spa (Kise 1490-1 Nago City, Okinawa 905-0026, Japan)|
|Date and Time:||November 21 (Monday), 2011, 09:00-17:00|
|Participants:||Presidents and affiliated researchers of NIES, NIER and CRAES|
|Content:||Exchange of information on research development activities and discussion of initiatives to further research ties and collaboration between the three countries, followed by the drafting of a Joint Communiqué, to be presented the following day|
|NOTE:||The above meeting is not open to the public|
4. TPM8 Parallel Workshop
|Venue:||Ocean Hall, Bankoku Shinryokan (Kise 1792, Nago City, Okinawa 905-0026, Japan)|
|Date and Time:||November 22 (Tuesday), 2011, 09:00-17:00|
|Theme:||Asian Air Pollution (am), Biodiversity Conservation (pm)|
|Participants:||limited to 50 participants – affiliated researchers from the three institutions, other related institutions, and governmental administrative personnel|
|NOTE:||The WS can be attended by outside parties. The lectures themselves will be in English, and no interpretation is provided|
|Application:||Send name, affiliated institution, contact number, email address and desired time (am; pm; all day) at which you will be attending in an email with the title “TPM Workshop Application” to firstname.lastname@example.org (Deadline: November 15 (Tuesday) ) Applications will be processed in the order that they are received.|
|9:00～9:10||Opening Speech by NIES President|
|【Session 1: Asian Air Pollution 】|
|9:10～9:30||Chemical components and its long time trend of particulate matters measured at Cape Hedo, Okinawa. Dr. Takami (NIES)|
|9:30～9:50||Study of wet and dry deposition in Okinawa. Ms. Iwasaki (Okinawa Prefecture Institute for Health Environment)|
|9:50～10:10||Modeling Study for the Intensive Monitoring Campaign in Spring 2011 over East Asia.
Dr. Xu Jun (CRAES)
|10:25～10:45||Lidar network observation of Asian dust and regional air pollution. Dr. Sugimoto (NIES)|
|10:45～11:05||Source apportionment of surface ozone in Northeast Asia. Dr. CHANG Lim Seok (NIER)|
|11:05～11:25||Regional Air Pollution and it's Policy Implication in Northeast Asia.
Dr. Meng Fan (CRAES)
|11:25～11:35||Short Comments & Session Closing by NIER President|
|【Session 2: Biodiversity Conservation 】|
|13:00～13:10||Opening Speech by NIES Vice President|
|13:10～13:30||Control Strategy Against Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Dr. Goka (NIES)|
|13:30～13:50||Monitoring and Assessment of Terrestrial Biodiversity in China. Dr. Li Guo (CRAES)|
|13:50～14:10||Migratory Bird Conservation in Korea. Dr. PARK Jin Young (NIER)|
|14:10～14:30||The Conservation Programme of the Okinawa Rail Gallirallus okinawae.
Mr. Fukuda (MOE Japan)
|14:30～14:50||The Results of Reproductive and Genetic Research on Okinawa Rail (Gallirallus okinawae) and Its Application for a Captive Breeding Program. Dr. Ohnuma (NIES)|
|15:10～15:30||Anthropogenic Effects on Coral Reefs: At Local and Global Scales.
Prof. Sakai (University of the Ryukyus)
|15:30～15:50||Japanese Coral Reefs in a Changing World. Dr. Yamano (NIES)|
|15:50～16:10||Nutrient concentration and Water Turbidity on Coral Reef Area and Their Effect on the Living Coral. Mr. Kinjou (Okinawa Prefecture Institute for Health and the Environment)|
|16:10～16:30||China National Biodiversity Conservation Strategy and Action Plan.
Dr. Li Junsheng (CRAES)
|16:30～16:50||Conservation of Threatened Species in Ryukyu Islands Toward Listing as a World Natural Heritage Site. Mr. Sakaguchi (MOE Japan)|
|16:50～17:00||Comments and Closing Address by CRAES President|
5. Signing Ceremony for Joint Communiqué (closed)
|Venue:||Sunset Lounge, Bankoku Shinryokan (Kise 1792, Nago City, Okinawa 905-0026, Japan)|
|Date and Time:||November 22 (Tuesday), 2011, 17:20～17:30|
|Participants:||Presidents and affiliated researchers of NIES. NIER, CRAES|
|Content:||Signing of a Joint Communiqué based on agreements from the TPM8 meeting by the three institutes|
|NOTE:||Signing ceremony is not open to the public|
Mr. Mikiya Takayanagi, International Coordination Office, Planning Department, National Institute for Environmental Studies