LEGENDRE Louis Univ.Laval, Professor, 生物学部, 教授
ORITSLAND Nils Are Norwegian Polar Inst., Director, 所長
KANDA Hiroshi NIPR, Associate Professor, 資料系, 助教授 (70099935)
DEMERS Serge Maurice-Lamontagne Inst., Chief Scientist, ラモンターニュ研究所, 研究員
MATSUDA Osamu Hiroshima Univ., Professor, 生物生産学部, 教授 (60034469)
YAMAGUCHI Yukuya Saitama Univ., Professor, 教養部, 教授 (70114220)
SATO Hiroo Tokyo Fish. Univ., Associate Professor, 助教授 (60114914)
FUKUCHI Mitsuo NIPR, Professor, 研究系, 教授 (80099936)
KUDOH Sakae NIPR, Research Associate, 北極センター, 助手 (40221931)
TAKAHASHI Masayuki Univ.Tokyo, Associate Professor, 理学部, 助教授 (50111357)
KUWABARA Ren Tokyo Univ. of Agriculture, Professor, 生物産業学部, 教授 (80011899)
TAGUCHI Satoru Hokkaido Natl,Fisheries Research Inst., Chief, 北水研, 室長
HATTORI Hiroshi Hokkaido Tokai Univ., Associate Professor, 工学部, 助教授 (60208543)
NAITO Yasuhiko NIPR, Professor, 資料系, 教授資料主幹 (80017087)
The present research program focuses on the biological processes in the seasonal ice-covered sea areas in the northern hemisphere, namely (1) St Lawrence Island polynya in Bering Sea, (2) Saroma-Ko lagoon in Hokkaido, Japan, (3) Resolute Passage in the Canadian arctic, and (4) Spitzbergen area. The program is quite multi- disciplinary and covers the following fields ; (i)physical processes of oceanography, sea ice and meteorology, (ii)ice algae primary production and phytoplankton production and their biological, physical and chemical processes, (iii)secondary production and its tropho-dynamic links in the ecosystem, (iv)biochemical adaptability of ice algae, and (v)geochemical cycling processes.
The joint field works among Japanese, US, Canadian and Norwegian scientists in the above four areas were very successful and the scientific results will be published in the "Journal of Marine Systems" as a special volume.