Four professors from Graduate School of Frontier Sciences will give lectures based on their own expertise according to the keywords given above.
Time: Wednesday, 8:30-10:15
Jun Sasaki, *****
Tomochika TOKUNAGA, GSFS, *****
Toru SATO, GSFS, *****
Shinichi WARISAWA, GSFS, *****
Brief Description of Course Contents
<Prof. Jun Sasaki>
Urban bays face many problems, including eutrophication due to
nutrient loading, coastal disasters of storm surges and tsunamis, and
degradation of fishery resources due to loss of habitats. By contrast,
coastal marine environments are expected to be a sink of carbon
dioxide called blue carbon. New coastal environmental management is
expected to have co-benefits with enhancing ecosystem services, such
as mitigating coastal disasters, water purification, and revitalizing
fishery resources. The history of such environmental issues in urban
bays will be introduced, and prospects for climate change mitigation
and adaptation will be discussed.
<Prof. Tomochika Tokunaga>
Subsurface environment can be, and should be utilized effectively and safely for our society to be sustainable. Here, the characteristics of subsurface environment are explained first. Then, the geological disposal of high-level nuclear waste is chosen as an example to discuss possibilities and challenges how we, engineers, can collaborate and communicate with the society on the topic which can lead to conflict situation.
<Prof. Toru Sato>
Computational simulation is definitely a powerful tool to predict the environmental impacts of offshore large-scale technologies. In the lectures, how the computational models can work for the near-future offshore exploitation, such as methane hydrate development, sub-sea underground storage of CO2, and development of bioreactors to grow microalgae to produce biofuel.
<Prof. Shinichi Warisawa>
Sensing technologies for environment are introduced. Principle of sensing technologies and mechanism of sensing devices are explained. State-of-the-art sensing technologies from nano scale to global scale are introduced. Emerging problems such as global heating, air pollution, energy management are discussed.
Face-to-face Lectures, Q&A, interactive discussions and assignments
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