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Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-13 Development of Coastal Management Method to Realize the Sustainable Coastal SeaEnvironment Research and Technology Development Fund S-13 Development of Coastal Management Method to Realize the Sustainable Coastal Sea

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Topic 5 Establishment of integrated numerical models for coastal sea management

Outline

Research coordination, collaboration promotion and control of overall progress of issues will be conducted to achieve the overall objectives of the project. The research achievements produced for each topic will be integrated to provide coastal zone management methods that can achieve sustainable coastal zone use in the 21st century. To this end, the objectives and guidelines for each topic will be presented, and a model that integrates nature, society and the humanities will be proposed.

Subtopic Leader Tetsuo Yanagi (Principal Researcher, International EMECS Center)

Subtopic (1) Establishment of integrated numerical models for coastal sea management

Description of Research (FY 2014 – 2015 Achievements)

(1) We held presentations to announce research achievements for all subtopics as well as symposiums for each topic, in order to make the information widely available and encourage dialogue among participants. We also made information available on the website quickly in order to communicate research findings both at home and abroad. In addition, we held conferences for topic leaders and advisory board meetings, and exercised overall project integration and coordination at each research meeting or the like held by individual topic leaders. We also gathered the latest information both at home and abroad and communicated information on the implementation status of current efforts, and actively worked to exchange information at overseas symposiums and the like, in order to promote the project in a proactive and effective manner. In addition, based on recreations of the transparency and bottom layer DO observations in Osaka Bay and recreations of the winter nutrient salt distribution in the Harima-nada, and calculations for the relationship of these factors to seaweed cultivation, which were conducted in Topic 1 in FY 2014, in FY 2015 we constructed (1) a transfer efficiency model for the Seto Inland Sea, targeting sand eels and anchovies, and (2) an ideal cultivation model for Shizugawa Bay, targeting oyster cultivation and the like, in order to build integrated numerical models for coastal zone management. In addition, we verified the numerical calculations performed in FY 2014 for the purpose of identifying the mechanism for eliminating oxygen-poor water masses in Dokai Bay.

Description of Research (FY 2016 Plan)

(1) Overall, we will continue to gather and communicate information and to integrate and oversee projects in the same manner as during the previous fiscal year. In particular, in FY 2016 we will hold a special session at EMECS 11, which will be sponsored by the International EMECS Center and held in St. Petersburg, Russia. The session will feature an intensive exchange of views with researchers including those from overseas.
In addition, in order to develop integrated numerical models for coastal zone management, we will work to develop a Shizugawa Bay integrated model that reflects the achievements of the Seto Inland Sea transfer efficiency model and the achievement of the construction of the Shizugawa Bay ideal cultivation model, which were conducted up through the previous fiscal year, and one that incorporates the achievements of the social science and humanities research conducted in Topic 4. In addition, in preparation for the construction of the “1950 and 2050 Seto Inland Sea Model” (an integrated natural science and social science and humanities model that represents the final output), we will determine nutrient salt specifications and gather data on ocean conditions and so on, in order to gather and organize the basic conditions and develop the basic model.

Subtopic Leader Tetsuo Yanagi (Principal Researcher, International EMECS Center)