A01-3 Ecosystem dynamics in the Antarctic sea ice zone

Using research vessels, mooring and drifting systems, we will clarify the ecosystem structure and its dynamics in the seasonal sea ice zone. We will also try to evaluate the influence of the sea-ice variability on marine ecosystems and material circulation in East Antarctica.

Principal InvestigatorMasato MOTEKITokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Co-InvestigatorTsuneo ODATENational Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)
Yutaka WATANUKIHokkaido University
Ryosuke MAKABENational Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)
Shintaro TAKAONational Institute for Environmental Studies
Norio KUROSAWASoka University
Research CollaboratorHidekazu SUZUKITokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Kunio TAKAHASHINational Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)
Kazuo AMAKASUTokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Kohei MIZOBATATokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Aiko TACHIBANATokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
Masami SANONational Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)
Saki ISHINONational Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)