Antarctic Record (Nov 2008)

Report on workshop on the future Australian-Japanease Antarctic research cooperation

  • So Kawaguchi,
  • Kazuyuki Shiraishi

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 52, no. 3
pp. 527 – 538


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A workshop on future Australian-Japanese Antarctic cooperation was held on 12 June 2008 to exchange scientific information and to initiate a dialog to explore the way forward to further enhance and strengthen collaboration in Antarctic science between the two nations. The workshop was attended by four Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) scientists and more than ten National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) scientists. Through a series of presentations detailing both countries' projects, and the following discussion, the workshop agreed that there are compelling reasons for holding a joint seminar between Australia and Japan by early next year to prioritize and agree to areas of collaboration, and outline the sorts of projects to be reflected in research plans of both countries.