Australia-Japan meeting to build Antarctic science collaboration

Japanese scientists from the Umitaka Maru meeting with Australian scientists in Hobart
Japanese scientists from the Umitaka Maru met with Australian scientists in Hobart (Photo: Miranda Harman)

Japanese scientists visited Hobart in February on their Antarctic research vessel Umitaka Maru, after completing their annual Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE) to the Southern Ocean.

The 30 Japanese scientists from the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, the National Institute of Polar Research, and other academic and government organisations, met with Australian Antarctic scientists to build on a long-standing scientific collaboration.

The Japanese team’s research contributes to a number of Australian scientific programs in the Indian Ocean sector of the Southern Ocean, led by the Australian Antarctic Division and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.