Index of
Marine Environmental
Monitoring in the
Eastern Asian Seas

1. Importance of Coastal Marine Environment
2. How Can We Monitor the Changes?
3. Monitoring Outline
4. Monitoring Method
5. Analytical Method
6. Water at What Depth?
7. An Example Obtained from Our Monitoring

8. Data Download
9. Future Development
10. List
11. References
12. Research Presentation List
13. Other Sites
Last updated on July 15, 2005
11. References

Cherfas, J. (1990): The fringe of the Ocean -Under siege from land-, Science 248, 163-165.


Smetacek, V., Bathmann, U., Nöthig, E-M, & Sharel, R., (1997): Coastal eutrophication: Causes and consequences, in Mantoura, R. F. C. et al. (eds.) Ocean Margine Process in Global Change, pp.251-279, Wiley, Chichester.


Jickells, T. D. (1998) Nutrient Biogeochemistry of the Coastal Zone, Science 28, 1217-1222.


Harashima, A., Tsuda, R., Tanaka, Y., Kimoto, T., Furusawa, K. and Tatsuta, H. (1997): Monitoring algal blooms and related biogeochemical changes in the adjacent seas of Japan by a flow-through system deployed on a ferry, in Kahru, M. and Brown, C. W. (eds.) Monitoring Algal Blooms: New Techniques for Detecting Large-Scale Environmental Change, pp.84-112, Springer, Berlin.


Kimoto, T. and Harashima, A., (1994): A high resolution time/space monitoring of the surface seawater CO2 partial pressure by ship-of-opportunity, Abstract of the 4th International CO2 Conference, WMO Global Atmospheric Watch 1993, pp.88-91, Calqueranne, France.


Hinatsu, M., Tsukada, Y., Tomita, H. and Harashima, A. (2004): Study on estimation of original location of water sampled through inlet set on volunteer observing ship, J. Adv. Mar. Sci Tech. Soc., 9, 37-46.


Ittekot, V., Humborg, C. & Schäfer, P. (2000): Hydrological alterations and marine biogeochemistry: a silicate issue? BioScience 50, 776-782.


SCOPE: International Workshop on Land-Ocean Nutrient Fluxes: the Silica Cycle, Linköping, Sweden, 3-5 October, 1999.


Harashima, A. Kimoto, T., Wakabayashi. T. and Toshiyasu, T.:  Verification of the global silica deficiency hypothesis based on biogeochemical trends in the aquatic continuum of  Lake Biwa-Yodo River-Seto Inland Sea, Japan (to be published in Ambio).


Harashima, A. (ed.) (1995): Collected data of high temporal-spatial resolution marine biogeochemical monitoring by Japan-Korea ferry boat -June 1991 - February 1993 -, CGER-D007(CD-ROM)-'95.


Harashima, A. (ed.) (1997): Collected data of high temporal-spatial resolution marine biogeochemical monitoring by ferries in the Asian Marginal Sea - 1994-1995 -, CGER-D0012(CD-ROM)-'97.


Harashima, A. (ed.) (1997): Collected data of high temporal-spatial resolution marine biogeochemical monitoring from ferry tracks: Seto Inland Sea (Jan. 1996 - Nov. 1997) and Osaka - Okinawa (Jan. 1996 - Mar. 1998), CGER-D0021(CD-ROM)-'99.


Southampton Oceanography Center, University of Southampton and Natural Environment Research Council: SOC Ferrybox Project


GKSS Research Centre Geesthacht: German Ferrybox Program,


Finnish Institute of Marine Research:
The Baltic Sea Algaline Project (


North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES), (


Charles B. Miller (ed.) (2002): Report of the PICES 2002 Volunteer Observing Ship Workshop, PICES Scientific Report No.21, PICES, Sidney, B.C., Canada.


Harashima, A. (ed.) (2000): Proceedings of the 2nd Meeting Toward a Cooperative Marine Environmental Monitoring in the Asian Marginal Seas, Tokyo, 28 November.

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