During this seminar, visiting Hokkaido University researchers Sei-Ichi Saitoh and Taro Osabe will offer presentations on the following topics:

  • “Arctic Research Center at Hokkaido University: A new approach to
    utilizing Japanese Arctic expertise”
  • “Distribution shifts in fish resources in the Pacific Arctic (Preliminary
    results from the ArCS project)”
  • “Hitachi Laboratory at Hokkaido University and its Arctic research”

Sei-Ichi Saitoh is the director of Arctic Research Center and a professor of the Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences at Hokkaido University, as well as executive adviser at Green & Life Innovation, Inc., a venture company on fisheries information service. He is also co-chair of ESSAS (Ecosystem Study of sub-Arctic and Arctic Seas) which is a regional program of IMBeR/FutureEarth program.

Taro Osabe is a Senior Researcher at the Hitachi Center for Exploratory Research, which is focused on environmental sensing and management, artificial intelligence, and power generation and control. Osabe-san’s recent work has focused on analysis of the future of the Arctic and research strategies and planning.

For more information, contact Nate Bauer (nbauer3@alaska.edu).