Development of simulation techniques to nowcast the biodiversity of marine phytoplankton

Research Project Outline

The aim of this research is to provide scientific basis for marine biodiversity management and prediction of fishery resources. Towards this end, we investigate biodiversity mechanisms of phytoplankton groups, such as a formation, maintenance and decay, in the western North Pacific, by using (1) numerical modeling,(2) satellite remote sensing and (3) in situ observation. Especially, we will develop basic techniques of a real-time simulation of the biodiversity by assimilating satellite observations of marine physical conditions and phytoplankton groups to an ecosystem model.

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Professor, Hokkaido University
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Establishment of core technology for the preservation and regeneration of marine biodiversity and ecosystems
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