Marine Research – The Importance of Oceans for Mankind

13th Japanese-German Symposium

jointly organized by Japan Society for the Promotion of Science and Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.

May 16–17, 2008
Barocksaal, Universitätsplatz, 18055 Rostock


Friday, May 16, 2008

13:30   Welcoming Remarks:
Tomonori Nishii (Embassy of Japan)
Dr. Christian Stienen (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung)
Dr. Klaus Manderla (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Prof. Dr. Ronald Redmer (University of Rostock)
Prof. Dr. Makoto Kobayashi (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science)
Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau (Dt. Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.)

Convener: Dr. Arnulf Jäger-Waldau (European Commission JRC Ispra)

14:00   Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fennel (Deputy Director, Baltic Sea Research Institute Warnemünde):
Modelling Marine Ecosystems – The Baltic Sea Example

14:30   Discussion

14:45   Coffee break

Convener: Dr. Andreas Behrendt (University of Hohenheim)

15:15   Prof. Dr. Toshio Yamagata (University of Tokyo, Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science):
Indian Ocean Dipole and Climate Variations

15:45   Prof. Dr. Jelle Bijma (Alfred-Wegener-Institute Bremerhaven, Marine Biogeosciences):
Oceans as Stabilizer for Climate Systems but at which Costs?

16:15   Discussion

16:45   Information on Japan-Programs: Presentation by AvH, Japan Foundation and JSPS Bonn Office

17:30   Photo presentation by Prof. Dr. Manfred Thoma (Universität Hannover):
Cruise Aleutian Islands – Kamchatka Peninsula – Kuril Islands

19:00   Dinner, Ratskeller Rostock

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Convener: Dr. Bertram Boehrer (Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research)

09:00   Prof. Dr. Ralph Schneider (University of Kiel, Excellence Cluster "Future Ocean"):
Oceans as Resources in ‘Future Ocean’ Research

09:30   Prof. Dr. Yasuwo Fukuyo (University of Tokyo, Asian Natural Environmental Science Center):
Coastal area utilization for marine resource development and environment conservation

10:00   Discussion

10:30   Coffee Break

Convener: Dr. Dirk Bald (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

11:00   Prof. Dr. Masaaki Wakatsuchi (Hokkaido University, Institute of Low Temperature Science):
Nice System of Material Cycle between Land and Sea Producing Fishery-rich Sea – As an Example of Roles of Ocean, Now and in our Future –

11:30   Prof. Dr. Detlef Czybulka (University of Rostock, Law Faculty):
The Ecosystem Approach in Marine Fisheries and Biodiversity Law

12:00   Discussion

12:30   Closing remarks:
Prof. Dr. Yasuo Tanaka
(Director, JSPS Bonn Office)
Prof. Dr. Heinrich Menkhaus (Chairman German JSPS-Club, Meiji University, Tokyo)

13:00   Lunch

14:00–16:00   sight-seeing tour 1: walking downtown Rostock, start and end: Barocksaal
English and German guided groups

14:00–16:00   Annual Assembly (only for members of the JSPS-Club): Deutsche Gesellschaft der JSPS-Stipendiaten e.V.

16:15–18:15   sight-seeing tour 2: walking downtown Rostock, start and end: Barocksaal
German guided groups (for participants of Annual Assembly)