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    PICES 2015 Annual Meeting
    Change and Sustainability of the North Pacific                Oct. 14-25, Qingdao, China

    Invited Speakers

    Keynote Speaker

    Lixin Wu
    Chair Professor in Physical Oceanography, Ocean University of China

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    Session 1 (Science Board Symposium)
    Change and Sustainability of the North Pacific

    Emanuele Di Lorenzo
    Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Session 1 Invited Speaker

    Dr. Emanuele Di Lorenzo is a Professor of Ocean and Climate Dynamics in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A. He received his Ph.D. in oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2003. His research interests and experience span a wide range of topics from physical oceanography to ocean climate and marine ecosystems. More specific focus is on dynamics of basin and regional ocean circulation, inverse modeling, Pacific low-frequency variability, and impacts of large-scale climate variability on marine ecosystem dynamics (http://www.oces.us). In PICES he is co-chair of the Working group on North Pacific Climate Variability & Change and member of the Climate Ocean Variability and Ecosystem Advisory Panel (COVE-AP). He also serves on the US Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem (CAMEO) Science Steering Committee.


    Michael Foreman
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Canada

    Session 1 Invited Speaker

    Michael Foreman (mike.foreman@dfo-mpo.gc.ca) is a Scientist Emeritus at the Institute of Ocean Sciences (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) where his research has included coastal biophysical modeling, climate change modeling and analyses, data assimilation, satellite altimetry analyses, and the analysis, prediction and modeling of tides. He has been active in PICES for many years, serving as Chair of the Physical and Oceanographic and Climate (POC) committee from 2005 to 2010 and Co-Chair of Working Group 20 (Evaluations of Climate Change Projections) from 2006 to 2010, and presently continuing as a member of POC, the Section of Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems and Working Groups 27 (North Pacific Climate Variability and Change) and 29 (Regional Climate Modeling).


    Mitsutaku Makino
    National Research Institute of Fisheries Science, Japan

    Session 1 Invited Speaker

    Dr. Mitsutaku Makino is the Head of Fisheries Management Section of the Fisheries Research Agency, Japan. He is specializing in the fisheries and ecosystem-based management analysis. He is a Co-Chair of PICES S-HD and involved in many international scholarly programs such as IMBER Humand Dimension WG, IUCN Fisheries Expert Group (IUCN-FEG), etc. He teaches in several universities in Japan, and currently serves as an Editor of ICES Journal of Marine Sciencec. His recent book entitled "Fisheries Management in Japan" was published from Springer (http://www.springer.com/life+sciences/ecology/book/978-94-007-1776-3?detailsPage=testimonials).



    Leonie Robinson
    University of Liverpool, UK

    Session 1
    Invited Speaker

    Dr Leonie Robinson is a Lecturer in Marine Biology at the University of Liverpool, UK.

    Before joining the University of Liverpool, Dr Robinson completed a PhD at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a postdoctoral position at the Fisheries Research Services Marine Laboratory in Aberdeen, Scotland. Her research background is in community ecology of marine ecosystems with particular reference to understanding the drivers, both natural and anthropogenic, of variability in temporal and spatial dynamics. Her work currently focuses on the application of ecological theory in underpinning management of marine resources (particularly: ecosystem-based management; ecosystem approaches to fisheries management; integrated assessment). Leonie has recently led the pan-European EU FP7 project “ODEMM”: Options for Delivering Ecosystem-Based Marine Management, which has developed tools and understanding to help deliver the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. She is also a member of the ICES Working Group on Ecosystem Effects of Fishing.


    George Waldbusser
    Oregon State University, USA

    Session 1
    Invited Speaker

    George Waldbusser is an assistant professor of Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University since late 2009. He completed a Ph.D. in Marine and Estuarine Environmental Science from the University of Maryland in 2008. Dr. Waldbusser’s interests broadly span marine ecology and biogeochemistry, with particular interests in animal sediment interactions, ocean acidification, marine invertebrate ecology, and estuarine biogeochemistry. His undergraduate degree in Environmental Science from St. John’s University in New York City and his childhood residence in that area fuels his interests in the interface between humans and the sea. He is also currently serving on the editorial board for the Journal of Shellfish Research and an Associate Editor for Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. Previously he has served on the Washington Governor’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification and has recently joined The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel.

    Session 2
    The 2014/15 El Niño and anomalous warming of the
    North Pacific: What happened?

    Nicholas Bond
    University of Washington, USA

    Session 2
    Invited Speaker

    Nick Bond is a principal research scientist with the Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) of the University of Washington (UW) and also holds an appointment as an affiliate associate professor with the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the UW.  He is the State Climatologist for Washington.  He has a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Washington. His research is on a broad range of topics with a focus on the weather and climate of the Pacific Northwest and the linkages between the climate and marine ecosystems of the North Pacific.  He cheerfully admits to being a weather geek, as evidenced by his preference to visit Alaska in winter, and steamy places like Florida in summer.


    Emanuele Di Lorenzo
    Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

    Session 2 Invited Speaker

    Dr. Emanuele Di Lorenzo is a Professor of Ocean and Climate Dynamics in the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, U.S.A. He received his Ph.D. in oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in 2003. His research interests and experience span a wide range of topics from physical oceanography to ocean climate and marine ecosystems. More specific focus is on dynamics of basin and regional ocean circulation, inverse modeling, Pacific low-frequency variability, and impacts of large-scale climate variability on marine ecosystem dynamics (http://www.oces.us). In PICES he is co-chair of the Working group on North Pacific Climate Variability & Change and member of the Climate Ocean Variability and Ecosystem Advisory Panel (COVE-AP). He also serves on the US Comparative Analysis of Marine Ecosystem (CAMEO) Science Steering Committee.

    Session 3
    Eastern-western approaches to fisheries:
    Resource utilization and ecosystem impacts

    Xianshi Jin

    Session 3
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Xianshi Jin is a senior scientist in fisheries biology and director of Yellow Sea Fisheries Research Institute, CAFS, China. He received his PhD in fisheries science at University of Bergen in 1996. His research interests and experience span a wide range of topics, including stock assessment, fisheries ecology, and stock enhancement, as well as ecosystem dynamics. In PICES he is vice-chairman of Fishery Science Committee.


    Marie-Joëlle Rochet

    Session 3
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Marie-Joëlle Rochet is a senior scientist at Ifremer, France, for 23 years. She has developed research in the fields of fisheries and quantitative ecology. She was first interested in the effects of fishing on fish life history traits. Then she contributed to develop indicators of fishing impacts on fish populations and communities, with a special attention to size-based approaches. She fostered the use of qualitative modelling to integrate information across indicators and organization levels, and identify causes of changes to determine appropriate management actions. As such, she has been a long-term member of ICES Working Group on Ecosystem Effects of fishing, and contributed to the development of tools to implement the European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive. She is also interested in fisheries discards at sea. She is the coordinator of the French national onboard sampling programme; she conducted research on sampling and estimation methods, and on the factors that affect discard amounts. She is currently involved in providing knowledge and advice to implement the landing obligation which is part of the recently launched European Common Fisheries Policy. In 2008 she was awarded the Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation to determine which of selective or non-selective fishing is less harmful to the marine ecosystem.



    Shijie Zhou

    Session 3
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Shijie Zhou is a Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO’s Oceans and Atmosphere Flagship, Australia. Early in his career, Shijie was interested in fish biology and behaviour when he was a lecturer in Xiamen University, China. He received his Ph.D. in Fisheries from University of Alaska Fairbanks and worked on crab biology, fisheries, and gear technology with the State of Alaska, USA. He became a Biometrician and Natural Resource Specialist in the State of Oregon, working on salmon stock assessment and management. At the same period he was a member of Chinook Technical Committee in the US-Canada Joint Pacific Salmon Commission and a member of Scientific and Statistical Committer of the Pacific Fisheries Management Council. In CSIRO, he undertakes research on fishery and ecosystem dynamics modeling. He also leads research in developing novel methods in population dynamics and ecological risk assessment. His current research interests include fisheries stock assessment, bycatch and discards, methods for data poor species, Bayesian modelling, and fisheries management. He has published over 100 research papers and scientific reports and is an Editor for the ICES Journal of Marine Science.

    Session 4
    Indicators of emerging pollution issues in the
    North Pacific Ocean

    Tomohiko Isobe
    National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan

    Session 4
    Invited Speaker

    Tomohiko Isobe is a senior researcher at Center for Environmental Health Sciences, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan. He received PhD from Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology in 2001. He had been working for National Institute for Environmental Studies and Ehime University as a postdoc fellow and associate professor and moved back to the present institute last year. His research interests are developing a new analytical method for emerging contaminants of concern and investigating the environmental fate, spacio-temporal trend and bioaccumulation of contaminants in the ecosystem. He published highly cited papers in peer-reviewed journals, which are dealing with endocrine disrupting chemicals, steroid hormones, persistent organic pollutants and flame retardants in aquatic environment and biota, especially cetacean. Now he is involved in the nationwide birth cohort study, The Japan Environment and Children's Study (JECS), to evaluate the impact of various environmental factors on children's health and development.


    Hyo-Bang Moon
    NOWPAP, Korea

    Session 4
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Hyo-Bang Moon is an Associate Professor at the Department of Marine Sciences and Convergent Technology in Hanyang University, Ansan, Korea. During 1999-2010, he had worked for the National Fisheries Research Development Institute (NFRDI) as a research scientist. He was responsible for the monitoring of the persistent organic pollutants (POPs) such as dioxins, PCBs and organochlorine pesticides in water, sediment and biota from Korean coastal waters.   He is an environmental analytical chemist with good knowledge in atmospheric chemistry, atmospheric chemistry and wildlife and human health risk assessment for POPs. Since 1999, he has published over 140 peer-reviewed articles (including 60 articles published in Korean journals) which are related to marine pollution, air pollution, environmental chemistry and human health risk assessment. His current research projects include investigation on distribution, sources and bioaccumulation of emerging POPs (e.g. brominated flame retardants, perfluorinated compounds and their alternatives) in fresh/coastal waters, marine mammal toxicology, human exposure pathway of toxic chemicals to general population (e.g. food ingestion, inhalation and dust contact) and child health risk assessment by exposure to PBDEs and PFCs (maternal transfer and breast milk). In 2002-2010, Dr. Moon joined a national delegate for Korean side in the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP) Working Group 1 (Atmospheric Deposition). In 2009, Dr. Moon was an organizer for two international symposiums entitled ‘persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) in coastal and marine environment’ held in Busan, Korea. He is now an editorial board member of Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety, Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Journal of Emerging Contaminants, Ocean Science Journal, a section editor (Aquatic Environment) for Fisheries Science and Technology (KOFAS Press, Korea) and an associate editor for Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences (ToxEHS Press, Korea).


    Vladimir Shulkin
    NOWPAP, Russia

    Session 4
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Vladimir Shulkin is a head of geochemical laboratory in the Pacific Geographical Institute of Far Eastern Branch Russian Academy of Sciences in Vladivostok. He is also a focal point at the CEARAC and POMRAC activity centers of UNEP NOWPAP. He received his PhD in marine geochemistry from Shirshov’s Institute of Oceanology, Moscow. His main interests include the biogeochemical processes in the estuaries and adjacent coastal waters, and the research on the contamination of the aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems by trace elements including biomonitoring aspects. He is involved in the current projects on the study of the influence of river runoff on the geochemistry of trace metals and phytoplankton productivity in the estuaries and coastal sea waters. The regional assessment of the ecological status, problems and trends in the Northwest Pacific including the analysis of water quality monitoring methods and data compatibility is also in the field of his research.


    Hideshige Takada
    NOWPAP, Japan

    Session 4
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Hideshige Takada received his Ph.D. from the Tokyo Metropolitan University (Environmental Organic Geochemistry) in 1989. He has been working in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology as an assistant professor, an associate professor, and a professor for 29 years. His specialty is trace analysis of organic micropollutants. The target compounds include persistent organic pollutants (POPs; e.g., PCBs, DDTs, PAHs), endocrine disrupting chemicals (e.g., nonylphenol, bisphenol A), pharmaceuticals (e.g., triclosan, sulfamethoxazole) as well as anthropogenic molecular markers (e.g., linear alkylbenzenes, coprostanol, artificial sweeteners, benzothiazoles, crotamition). His research field encompasses from Tokyo Bay and its vicinities to Southeast Asian to Africa.

    In 2005, Hideshige Takada started International Pellet Watch, global monitoring of POPs by using beached plastic resin pellets (http://www.pelletwatch.org/). He has been working with ~ 50 NGO and individuals who have concern about marine plastic pollution. International Pellet Watch tells us the risk associated with chemicals accumulated in plastic debris in marine environments and their potential adverse effects on marine ecosystem.

    Hideshige Takada is an author of more than 140 peer-reviewed papers in international journals and more than 25 invited conferences.

    Session 5
    Ocean circulation of the Western Pacific and
    its response to climate change

    Jianping Gan
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, SAR China

    Session 5
    Invited Speaker

    Jianping Gan is a professor of division of environment and department of mathematics in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is also the director of ocean dynamics and modeling program (ODMP) in HKUST. He received his PhD from McGill University in 1995 and continued his research in college of oceanic and atmospheric sciences in Oregon State University from 1996 to 2003. His research interests include dynamics of ocean circulation and biophysical modeling. His current research focuses on the interdisciplinary study of coupled physical-biogeochemical dynamics through numerical modeling, field measurement and process study in China Seas.


    Xiaopei Lin

    Session 5
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Xiaopei Lin is a professor and deputy director of Physical Oceanography Laboratory, Ocean University of China. He is also a long-term Investigator of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and an adjunct professor of Texas A&M University. His interest is on the ocean dynamics and its climate impact. He has been working on the Kuroshio and its interaction with marginal seas in the past 10 years. Recently he extended his study area to the broad open ocean and the climate dynamics. He joined the ‘Overturning in the Subpolar North Atlantic’ program (OSNAP) as a steering committee and PI. This project is to quantify the large-scale, low-frequency, full water-column net fluxes of mass, heat and fresh water associated with the meridional overturning circulation in the subpolar North Atlantic. He worked as a co-chair in the international project ‘Air-sea Interaction in the Kuroshio Extension and its Climate Impact’ (AIKEC) under IOC-WESTPAC. This project is to observe and study the multi-scale ocean and air-sea interaction processes in the Kuroshio Extension region. He also served as a member of Working Group 27 ‘North Pacific Climate Variability and Change’ in the PICES and a member of Pacific Panel in the CLIVAR.


    Tangdong Qu
    University of Hawaii, USA

    Session 5
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Tangdong Qu is a Senior Researcher of the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), University of Hawaii (UH). He received his Ph.D in physical oceanography from the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 1993. He worked in several research institutions and/or universities in China, Australia, and Japan before joining the IPRC/UH in 1998 (see http://iprc.soest.hawaii.edu/people/qu.php for more details). He has long-term interests in diagnostic analyses of ocean climate processes, with expertise in upper ocean dynamics and its role in heat and freshwater budget. He is experienced in analysis of large volume of data and results from general circulation models to investigate the physical processes of ocean variability. More specific focus is on the Pacific western boundary current and its interaction with marginal sea circulation. To collaborate with the PICES community on ocean circulation of the western Pacific and its response to climate change is his hope.

    Session 6
    Ocean Acidification Observation Network for the North Pacific and adjacent areas of the Arctic Ocean

    Richard Bellerby
    SKLEC-NIVA Centre for Marine and Coastal Climate Research,
    East China Normal University, China

    Session 6
    Invited Speaker

    Richard Bellerby is Director of the SKLEC-NIVA Centre for Marine and Coastal Climate Research at the State Key Laboratory for Estuarine and Coastal Research, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China and Senior Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Norwegian Institute for Water Research, Bergen, Norway.  His research is on marine carbon biogeochemical cycling using relationships and combined feedbacks from the physical environment (CO2 gas exchange, transport, water mass transformations) with those of biogeochemical (marine stoichiometry, redox) and of biological nature (planktonic systems, energy flow). Through this combined approach it is possible to understand how marine systems may evolve and influence global carbon biogeochemical cycling and thus climate. His approach is to study (1) the natural ocean and shelf systems from ocean going expeditions, in situ observation platforms and global datasets; (2) deliberate perturbation experiments- taking the natural ocean out of its contemporary framework, and (3) regional coupled physical-chemical-ecosystem and global ocean models. Bellerby leads the Arctic Monitoring Assessment Programme working group on Arctic Ocean Acidification, the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research Action Group on Southern Ocean Acidification and is a member of the GOA-ON Executive Council.


    Richard Feely
    Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, NOAA, USA

    Session 6
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Richard A. Feely is a NOAA Senior Fellow at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle. He also holds an affiliate full professor faculty position at the University of Washington School of Oceanography. His major research areas are carbon cycling in the oceans and ocean acidification processes. He received a B.A. in chemistry from the University of St. Thomas, in St Paul, Minnesota in 1969. He then went onto Texas A&M University where he received both a M.S. degree in 1971 and a Ph.D. degree in 1974. Both of his post-graduate degrees were in chemical oceanography. He is the co-chair of the U.S. CLIVAR/CO2 Repeat Hydrography Program. He was a past member of the Steering Committee for the U.S. Carbon and Biochemistry Program and he is presently a member of the U.S. Interagency Working Group on Ocean Acidification. He is also a member of the International IMBER-SOLAS Ocean Acidification Group. He is a member of the American Geophysical Union, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Oceanography Society. Dr. Feely has authored more than 240 refereed research publications.  He was awarded the Department of Commerce Gold Award in 2006 for research on ocean acidification. In 2007, Dr. Feely was elected to be a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. In 2010 he was be awarded the Heinz Environmental Award for his pioneering research on ocean acidification.


    Kunshan Gao
    Xiamen University, China

    Session 6
    Invited Speaker

    Professor Kunshan Gao is currently the distinguished chair professor of State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science, Xiamen University, China.  He obtained his Ph.D. from Kyoto University of Japan in 1989 and continued his research since then at Kansai Technical Research Institute of Kansai Electrical Co. and at University of Hawaii in USA as a postdoctoral fellow. He was appointed as associate professor of Shantou Univ. in 1995, and became recognized as the outstanding young scientist in 1996 by NSFC, then as professor for one hundred talented programs in the Institute of Hydrobiology by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. Professor Gao’s scientific interests are in the areas of: ecophysiology of algae and algal photobiology, focusing on the environmental impacts of increasing atmospheric CO2 under solar radiation. More than 210 publications in peer reviewed journals, several invited contributions and keynotes on ecological effects on ocean acidification. UNEP panel member.


    Ja-Myung Kim
    Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea

    Session 6
    Invited Speaker

    Ja-Myung Kim is a research scientist at Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea. She received a PhD in Environmental Science from POSTECH. Her research focuses on impacts of the anthropogenic environmental threats on marine phytoplankton. During PhD period, her main research topic was to investigate the CO2-induced changes in growth rate of natural phytoplankton assemblages and organic carbon production using controlled mesocosm experiments. As a Post-doc (at Princeton University in USA) she became interested in the bioavailability of trace metal, whose speciation is sensitive to pH, and studied impacts of ocean acidification on the complexation of trace metal by strong and weak organic ligand and the bioavailability of weak complexes to marine phytoplankton. Current project (at POSTECH in Korea) includes the anthropogenic nitrogen impact on N/P ratio in the Western Pacific Ocean. Her specific scientific pursuits have developed on a broad scale, and they are all motivated by her fascination with the interactions between microorganism and environment changes under future ocean conditions. Her research will advance our understanding of the responses of phytoplankton to emerging environmental threats.

    Session 7
    Past, present, and future climate in the North Pacific Ocean: Updates of our understanding since IPCC AR5

    Jacquelynne King
    Pacific Biological Station, Canada

    Session 7 Invited Speaker

    Dr. Jacquelynne (Jackie) King is a Research Scientist at the Pacific Biological Station (Fisheries and Oceans Canada) in Nanaimo, British Columbia. Her current research includes climate change impacts on marine ecosystems and methods of incorporating climate variability into stock assessment advice.  She has published research on a suite of disciplines including marine fish life history strategies, statistical methodology, climate impacts on ecosystems, ageing methodology, stock assessment, fish population dynamics and behavioural ecology.  Dr. King is also Program Head of the Canadian Pacific Shark Research Program and has published research on age determination, migration, stock delineation and assessment of chondrichthyans. Within PICES, she is the Co-Chair of the Joint Study Group “Scientific Cooperation of ISC and PICES".  She is a member of: the FUTURE Scientific Steering Committee, the FIS Committee, the PICES/ICES Section on “Climate Change Effects on Marine Ecosystems”, the Study Group on “Socio-Ecological-Environmental Systems” and Working Group 27 “North Pacific Climate Variability and Change”.  Dr. King recently served as the PICES Symposium Convenor for the 3rd PICES/ICES/IOC International Symposium on “Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans” held in Santos, Brazil March 23-27, 2015. 


    Shoshiro Minobe
    Hokkaido University, Japan

    Session 7 Invited Speaker

    Dr. Shoshiro Minobe is a Professor at the Graduate School of Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan.
    His research interests focus on decadal climate variability and air-sea interaction. Included in his publications is a widely-referenced article proposing 50-yr climate variability and an interpretation of climate regime shifts associated with 50-yr and 20-yr climate variability. His paper on the ocean-to-atmosphere influence over the Gulf Stream was featured as the cover article of the journal Nature in 2008. Shoshiro worked as a convenor for several PICES symposium and workshops for decadal climate variability and its relation to marine ecosystem, and as a guest editor of the Progress in Oceanography special issue on "North Pacific Climate Regime Shift" (2000). He also served as a member of the Implementation Plan Writing Team for the PICES scientific program, FUTURE.
    He is now working as a co-chair on a new working PICES WG27 "North Pacific Climate Variability and Change".


    Yongqiang Yu
    State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and
    Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, China

    Session 7 Invited Speaker

    Dr. Yonqqiang Yu is a senior scientist in the state key laboratory of numerical modeling for atmospheric sciences and geophysical fluid dynamics (LASG), Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP). He received the Ph.D. in 1997 in Chinese Academy of Science. Since then as one of the principal members of LASG climate modeling team, he has been developing, evaluating and applying oceanic model named as LICOM (LASG/IAP Climate system Ocean Model) and coupled model FGOALS (Flexible Global Ocean-Atmosphere-Land System), and studying the air-sea interaction and climate change with climate models. He has published more than 150 peer-review articles so far, and received the national natural science award (the 2nd class) in 2005. Now he is a member of council of mathematical software, member of numerical weather forecast working group of China Meteorological Society, member of China GEWEX committee, member of air-sea interaction working group of China Oceanographic Society, and a member of editor board of several peer-review journals including Advance in Atmospheric Science, Journal of Tropical Oceanography, Chinese Journal of Atmospheric Sciences, Climate and Environment Research, and Atmospheric and Oceanic Research Letter

    Session 8
    Marine ecosystem services and economics of
    marine living resources

    Daniel K. Lew
    NOAA Fisheries, Alaska Fisheries Science Center, USA

    Session 8 Invited Speaker

    Dan is an economist with NOAA Fisheries’ Alaska Fisheries Science Center and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Davis.  His primary research activities apply non-market valuation methods to measure the demand for, and value of, recreational fishing opportunities and the protection of living marine resources.  Many of his projects involve conducting economic surveys to collect information from saltwater anglers, charter boat businesses, and the general public necessary to analyze and estimate economic values, preferences, and behavior of people potentially affected by fisheries and protected species management decisions.  In addition, he has studied the economic efficiency of catch shares markets and methods for incorporating non-market values for marine resources in ecosystem-based management and coastal and marine spatial planning contexts.  Dan received a M.S. and Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis.  He has twice won the S.-Y. Hong Award for outstanding article in Marine Resource Economics.


    Sebastian Villasante

    Session 8 Invited Speaker

    Dr. Sebastián Villasante (PhD Economics, 2009) is Professor of Economics at USC. His research focuses on assessing the economic and social contribution of the oceans at multiple scales. Dr. Villasante has published >60 papers in scientific journals. Since early 2014, he is the Chair of the ICES Working Group on Resilience and Marine Ecosystem Services, Coordinator of the ESP on Working Group Economic valuation of ecosystem services, and member of the EcoServices Group (Future Earth). He was visiting scientist at Stanford University, Stockholm Resilience Centre (Sweden), The Beijer Institute of Ecological Economics (Sweden) and University of British Columbia (Canada). He is Associate Editor of the Journal Frontiers in Marine Sciences (Marine Affairs and Policy).

    Session 9
    Experiences and lessons learned in
    managing shared / transboundary stock fisheries

    Robert Blasiak
    University of Tokyo, Japan

    Session 9 Invited Speaker

    Robert Blasiak is a Research Fellow at the University of Tokyo’s Laboratory of Global Fisheries Science, where he primarily focuses on international cooperation and the sustainable management of transboundary and straddling fish stocks. Currently, he is engaged in collaborative research to explain and model “balloon effects” in marine fisheries as well as their potentially destabilizing impacts. He has previously applied game theory to other coordination issues such as cooperation within the international donor community in Cambodia. Prior to joining the University of Tokyo, he worked with the United Nations University to promote the traditional mosaic landscapes and seascapes of Japan (satoyama / satoumi) and other countries. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts (USA) and Lund University (Sweden).


    Kanae Tokunaga
    Ocean Alliance, University of Tokyo, Japan

    Session 9 Invited Speaker

    Dr. Kanae Tokunaga is a Project Researcher at the University of Tokyo – Ocean Alliance. She received her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Her research interests include trans-boundary fish management, aquaculture and capture fishery interaction, and marine spatial planning.

    Session 10
    The human dimensions of harmful algal blooms

    Lorraine Backer
    Center for Disease Control, GA, USA

    Session 10
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Lorraine Backer is a Senior Scientist and Environmental Epidemiologist at the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.  She received her PhD in genetic toxicology from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas and her MPH in epidemiology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  She has been with the CDC since 1994. Dr. Backer created and led the Clean Water for Health Program for NCEH, which focused on the public health effects associated with drinking water from private wells, from 2007 to 2015. She oversaw numerous projects, including a cooperative agreement with 10 states to conduct data discovery for private wells and private well water quality. Dr. Backer has led CDC’s HAB-related efforts since 1998, when Pfiesteria piscicida was found in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, USA. The topics of her research included the public health effects from exposure to Florida red tides and recreational exposure to cyanobacteria and related toxins.


    Takashi Kamiyama
    Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, FRA, Japan

    Session 10
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Takashi Kamiyama is Director for Research at Tohoku National Fisheries Research Institute, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan. He is specializing in ecology of microzooplankton in coastal waters, especially, marine ciliates. Recently, the research field is expanding into ecology of harmful algal bloom species. After the Great East Japan Earthquake, he has run several research projects to clarify changes in coastal environments and fisheries resource in Tohoku region of Japan and to enhance the restoration of local fisheries industry after the earthquake.

    Workshop 1
    Contrasting conditions for success of fish-killing flagellates in the western and eastern Pacific — A comparative ecosystem approach

    Changkyu Lee
    National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Korea

    Workshop 1
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Changkyu Lee was born and educated in Korea. He completed his Doctorate from Pukyeong National University, Busan, Korea. He is presently a research scientist of Fishery and Ocean Information Division, National Fisheries Research & Development Institute (NFRDI), Korea. His research interests and experience span a wide range of topics including fisheries, marine environment and plankton dynamics in coastal areas. Currently, his research focuses on bloom dynamics and ecophysiology of harmful algae with emphasis on dinoflagellate, Cochlodinium. He is, also, responsible for the monitoring and mitigation of redtide by Cochlodinium in NFRDI, Korea.


    Charles Trick
    University of Western Ontario, Canada

    Workshop 1
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Trick is the Distinguished Research Professor in the Faculty of Science, Western University (Canada).  A phytoplankton physiologist at heart, his research and teaching bridges the science of ocean resources and ecological functions with the public health aspects of coastal communities.

    Workshop 2
    Identifying major threats to marine biodiversity and ecosystems in the North Pacific

    Malcolm Clark
    National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, Wellington, New Zealand

    Workshop 2 Invited Speaker

    Dr Malcolm Clark is a Principal Scientist (Fisheries) at the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) in Wellington, New Zealand.  Malcolm began his research career in the 1980s as a fisheries biologist, and worked extensively on stock assessment of deepwater fish (in particular orange roughy) for many years before broadening his research interests to more general deep-sea ecosystems. From the late 1990s he worked on the biodiversity and ecology of New Zealand seamounts, and headed the Census of Marine Life field project on Seamounts, a major 6 year international research programme. His studies have involved a lot of time at sea; with over 70 surveys, including submersible dives, and international work in the Antarctic and southwest Pacific. He has also worked internationally with the FAO to develop guidelines on deep-sea fishing in the high seas, the International Seabed Authority environmental guidelines for deep-sea minerals exploration, and recently the CBD process of identifying Ecologically or Biologically Significant Areas. He has published widely, with over 80 peer-reviewed papers, and 100 technical reports and articles. Currently he leads NIWA research projects describing the biodiversity of deep-sea habitats, assessing ecological risk to these habitats and communities from fishing and mining activities, and ways to improve the management of environmental impacts.

    Noriaki Sakaguchi
    IPBES Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment, IGES Tokyo Office

    Workshop 2 Invited Speaker

    Noriaki Sakaguchi is a head of IPBES Asia-Pacific Regional Assessment, IGES Tokyo Office. He received his Ph.D. in animal ecology from Kyushu University (1994). After joined the Ministry of the Environment, he has experienced a manager of conservation programs for endangered species and control of international and domestic trade of endangered species as a scientific authority of CITES. As an expert of JICA Biodiversity Conservation Project, he supported the promotion of research and conservation activities of endangered species in Indonesia. He, as a deputy director of the Biodiversity Center of Japan, engaged in building up Asia-Pacific Biodiversity Observation Network (AP-BON) and East and Southeast Asia Biodiversity Information Initiative (ESABII). He is currently working for supporting regional/subregional assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services in Asia-Pacific region conducted by Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

    Workshop 3
    Linking climate change and anthropogenic impacts to
    higher trophic levels via primary producers

    Heather Bouman
    Oxford University, UK

    Workshop 3
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Heather Bouman is an Associate Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oxford, U.K. She received her Ph.D. in Biology at Dalhousie University in 2003. Her interests are in understanding and quantifying marine phytoplankton production on a global scale. Her approach is to combine field observations with satellite remote sensing to improve knowledge of the factors governing the taxonomic structure and biogeochemical function of phytoplankon communities. She is also interested in exploring the utility of marine bio-optics and molecular biology as tools for monitoring the ecological and physiological dynamics of marine ecosystems.

    Workshop 4
    Marine Environment Emergencies:
    Detection, monitoring, response, and impacts

    Seong-Gil Kang

    Workshop 4
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Seong-Gil Kang is the Director of Marine Environmental Emergency Preparedness and Response Regional Activity Centre (MERRAC) of the Northwest Pacific Action Plan (NOWPAP). The Centre is responsible for regional co-operation in the field of marine pollution preparedness and response in the Northwest Pacific region with support of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and International Maritime Organization (IMO). He received a Ph.D. degree in Marine Ecology from The Seoul National University, Korea in 2000, focusing on marine environmental monitoring to reveal trace of metal pollution in Korean waters using benthic organisms. Since 2000, he has also worked as scientific researcher at Korea Research Institute of Ocean Engineering (KRISO, hosting institute of MERRAC), adjunct to the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), covering various R&D related to marine pollution preparedness and response. Since 2005, he has also acted as a project manager for R&D to develop technologies on carbon dioxide storage in marine geological structure, which is regarded as one of the technology options to mitigate the global warming. He has published more than 100 papers and reports.


    Yong'ge Sun
    Zhejing University, China

    Workshop 4
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Yongge Sun is a Professor of Organic Geochemistry in the Department of Earth Science, Zhejiang University, China. He received his Ph.D. in Organic Geochemistry at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry, Chinese Academy of sciences in 1999. His research interests focus on the stable isotopic signature of organic compounds from ancient and recent sediments, and its applications to the petroleum geochemistry and bioorganic geochemistry. 1.The application of biomarker distributions and carbon/hydrogen isotopic compositions of sedimentary organic matter to investigate petroleum generation, expulsion, migration, accumulation and secondary alteration. 2. Combining molecular isotopic geochemistry with molecular microbiology to probe questions pertaining to oil-associated contamination in surface environment, eutrophications in lake system, and carbon and nitrogen cycles in estuary system.

    Workshop 5
    Monitoring and Assessment of Environmental Radioactivity in the North Pacific

    Michio Aoyama

    Workshop 5
    Invited Speaker

    Michio Aoyama is a Senior scientist Japan Agency of Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Kanagawa, Japan, 1993-1995, Geochemical Research Department of Meteorological Research Institue, Tsukuba, Japan 1995-2014, Professor at the Institute of Environmental Radioactivity, Fukushima University, 2014-.
    Author: 18 books; published 108 review articles to profl. jours.

    Chair SCOR WG147 “Towards comparability of global oceanic nutrient data” of the Inter. Coun. Sci. (ICSU) 2014-
    Membership: Oceanog. Soc. Japan, Chemical Soc. Japan, European Geosciences Union, Am. Geophys. Union.

    Achievements include organization of 6 international workshops and more than 10 national workshops; re-evaluation of total amount of the global 137Cs fallout that a new estimate of 765 +- 79 PBq for the Northern Hemisphere is 1.4 times higher than that of 545 PBq in the UNSCEAR’s estimate, develop of marine radioactivity database, a relational database for radioactivity in seawater of the world oceans, develop of marine radioactivity database for radioactivity in seawater in the world oceans, develop of certified reference material of nutrients in seawater.


    Minhan Dai

    Workshop 5
    Invited Speaker

    Minhan Dai is a Cheung Kong Chair Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry at Xiamen University, China (http://mel.xmu.edu.cn/staff.asp?tid=13). He currently serves as the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science. Minhan Dai’s research interests include carbon and trace metal biogeochemistry in marginal and estuarine systems, and geochemistry of radioactive elements in surface and ground waters.
    Born in 1965 and raised in Hangzhou, Minhan Dai earned his B.S. degree from Xiamen University and his Ph.D. from Université Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI), France in 1995. After a Doherty Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), he took a faculty position at Xiamen University in 1998.
    Minhan Dai has published more than 110 papers in leading international journals(http://www.researcherid.com/rid/G-3343-2010). He is a leading PI of a “973” project funded through National Basic Research Program of China on “Carbon cycling in China Seas - budget, controls and ocean acidification” (CHOICE-C) which is at her second phase funded through 2019. He served on many national and international committees, such as a SSC member of SOLAS and GEOTRACES. He was the Secretary General of AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences Society) in 2010-2012. He is a co-chair of the SCOR Working Group #146 on “Radioactivity in the Ocean, 5 Decades Later (RiO5)” and a member of the SOLAS-IMBER Working Group on Ocean Acidification. Minhan Dai is also serving on the editorial board of “Biogeosciences” and “Marine Chemistry”.



    Ronald Szymczak
    Nuclear & Oceanographic Consultant, Tradewinds

    Workshop 5
    Invited Speaker

    Ron graduated from the Sydney University Marine Science Department in 1980 and spent the next 5 years as a marine biogeochemist with CSIRO Division of Oceanography in Cronulla.

    He joined ANSTO in 1986 as a radiochemical oceanographer and collaborated with AIMS, CSIRO, GBRMPA, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute (USA) and French IRD (New Caledonia). In 1994 he became a UN IAEA Technical Cooperation Expert running projects throughout Asia/Pacific and in 1996 joined the Independent International Marine Study Team for Assessment of the Radiological Situation at Mururoa and Fangataufa Atolls. He was also adjunct lecturer in Marine Chemistry at University of NSW, James Cook University and University of Sydney during 1988-2008, co-supervising many post-graduate students.

    In 2008 Ron left ANSTO to be an independent consultant and now works mostly with the IAEA Monaco Laboratory, spending much time in Asia/Pacific and African countries. He is presently Lead Coordinator for the IAEA Project on Marine benchmark study on the possible impact of the Fukushima radioactive releases in the Asia-Pacific Region (2011-15).

    His interests include biogeochemical cycling of trace metals and radionuclides in the ocean, interactions with marine biota (ecotoxicology and radiological dose assessment), ocean process and climatology tracers. He is the author of more than 120 published scientific papers and reports, 150 conference abstracts/presentations and over 350 unpublished seminars/lectures.

    AIMS = Australian Institute of Marine Science
    ANSTO = Australian Nuclear Science & Technology Organisation
    CSIRO = Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
    GBRMPA = Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
    IAEA = International Atomic Energy Agency
    IRD = Institute for Research & Development

    Workshop 6
    Best practices for and scientific progress from
    North Pacific Coastal Ocean Observing Systems

    David M. Checkley, Jr.
    Scripps California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations, CalCOFI, USA

    Workshop 6
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. David Checkley is a Professor of Oceanography at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Checkley has Bachelor’s Degrees in Oceanography and Zoology from the University of Washington and a PhD in Biological Oceanography from SIO, UCSD. He teaches graduate courses in biological oceanography, fisheries oceanography, and pelagic ecology and advises graduate students. Dr. Checkley carries out research on the effects of climate on plankton and fish, the effects of ocean acidification on fish, and the role of zooplankton and other particles in the biological pump. He also develops instruments for observing plankton and particles. He was Editor-in-Chief of Fisheries Oceanography and co-Chair of the Small Pelagic Fish and Climate Change program of international GLOBEC. He anticipates stepping down in 2015 from being Director at Scripps of the California Cooperative Oceanic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI) and Director of the Cooperative Institute for Marine Ecosystems and Climate (CIMEC). He is a member of the Advisory Panel for a CREAMS/PICES Program in East Asian Marginal Seas.


    Daji Huang
    Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China

    Workshop 6
    Invited Speaker

    Dr. Daji Huang is a senior research scientist and deputy director of the Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration, China. He received his PhD in Physical Oceanography from Hamburg University, Germany and Qingdao Ocean University, China. He has involved in a number of Chinese national multidisciplinary comprehensive survey projects in Chinese waters and western Pacific Ocean. He has being cooperated with marine chemists, marine biologists and fishery oceanographers for about twenty years by involving in the Chinese national GLOBEC and IMBER projects. His current research interests include the coastal ocean dynamics and marine ecosystem dynamics, in particular cross-shelf exchanges and their role on the biogeochemistry and ecosystem.


    Song Sun
    Institute of Oceanology, Qingdao, China

    Workshop 6
    Invited Speaker

    Prof. Song Sun is Director of the Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOCAS). He earned his PhD in marine ecology from IOCAS in 1994. As the team leader in marine science, Prof. Sun took part in the Chinese Antarctic Expedition three times. His research interest is mainly in marine ecology, especially in the zooplankton population dynamics and ecosystem dynamics. Prof. Sun is the chairman of China Oceanology and Limnology Society; Chairman of SCOR-China; Vice president of SCOR; executive member of POGO; vice chairman of the China Marine Fisheries Society; vice chairman of the Chinese Oceanographic Society; and member of the GOOS Steering Committee (IOC). He previously served on the Census of Marine Life Scientific Steering Committee. Prof. Sun is the Chief Scientist of the National Basic Research Program of China: “Jellyfish bloom in the Chinese waters, mechanism, key processes and ecological consequences” and Chief Scientist of the special project: “Western Pacific Ocean System: Structure, Dynamics and Variation”.

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