Integrated Terrestrial Field Station (Kawatabi Field Center), Field Science Center, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University


The 12th International Symposium on Integrated Field Science

Field science in agriculture has played an increasingly significant role in the reconstruction process since the Great East Japan Earthquake on 11 March 2011. Field science rerated to agricultural science includes numerous topics, e.g., scientific fields directly linked to agriculture, forestry and fisheries, environmental science, social science and application of information technology and science.
The aim of this symposium is to find new phases of field science in agriculture from various subjects proposed from presenters.
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2013 PICS Open Seminar

On October 5, 2013, a Tohoku University Project of Integrated Compost Science (PICS) Open Seminar called the 2013 Field Science Center Public Lecture will be held. Based on the theme of Ambitions of Manure Doctors: Global Improvement Using Manureesearch on organic resource recycling and environmentally conscious agriculture conducted at the Field Center will be discussed. (Event finished)

Renewable Energy Workshop (Disaster-affected Area Support Project)

As part of efforts to support areas affected by the earthquake/tsunami disaster of March 11, 2011, a two-day workshop on rapeseed-derived renewable energy was held under the Rapeseed Project run by Tohoku University and the Field Science Center. A total of 22 invited students from Soma Agricultural High School (Minamisoma City, Fukushima Prefecture) and Kyoto Nogei High School (Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture) attended the event.
Participants visited the Osaki City Office (with which the Graduate School of Agricultural Science has concluded a regional collaboration agreement), where they were given a presentation on the Osaki City Biomass Town Initiative. The group then paid an inspection visit to the Chida Clean biodiesel fuel production facility in Osaki City before moving on to the Kawatabi Field Center, where activities included dietary education exercises and a field tour (including an inspection of compost/methane fermentation/power generation facilities and a trial ride on an electric vehicle). The visits provided attendees with opportunities to observe active renewable energy facilities and to discuss the future of agriculture in Minamisoma City (which still suffers from damage caused by the earthquake, tsunami and radioactive contamination), regional energy production for regional consumption and other matters.

2013 Field Science Center Open Lecture

On July 27, 2013, the Kawatabi Field Center Open Lecture will be held. The event will involve discussions on various Field Science Center activities with the theme of Tsunagari, Tsunageru, Tsunagu (Focus on Field Science Center Connections ). (Event finished)

11th Field Science Center International Symposium

The Field Science Center International Symposium will be held on August 1 and 2, 2013. Based on the theme of Utilization of Organic Resources and Environmental Protection, domestic and international researchers will report their latest research findings at the event. Registration for poster presentations on a wide range of themes is open. (Event finished)

Public release of the Field Science Center database

In 2012, the Field Science Center will begin to participate in a Research Institute for Humanity and Nature ( project titled Development of a Repository System for Global Environmental Research. Under the project, Field Science Center Director and representative researcher Professor Masanori Saito will lead an initiative called Establishing a Repository System for Field Information with Geospatial Data. As a research outcome for 2012, records included in reports from the Kawatabi Experimental Farm and the Field Science Center have been published online. (Click here to access the database).

10th Field Science Center International Symposium

The Field Science Center International Symposium will be held on March 23 and 24, 2013. Attendees will include invited experts on coastal ecosystems and tsunami engineering from countries affected by the massive tsunami that followed the 2004 earthquake off the coast of Sumatra. Discussions will be held concerning coastal ecosystems of the Tohoku region and ideal ways to restore the local fishing industry based on the findings of research conducted under the Tohoku Ecosystem-Associated Marine Sciences program.

Kawatabi Field Center's designation as a Joint Usage/Education Center

The Field Science Center's Integrated Terrestrial Field Station (a.k.a. Kawatabi Field Center) has been designated by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology as a Joint Usage/Education Center (official title: Field Educational Center for Education on Links between Food and the Environment).
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Integrated Terrestrial Field Station (Kawatabi Field Center),
Field Science Center, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University

Take a JR Rikuto Line train from Tohoku Shinkansen Furukawa Station toward Naruko Onsen and get off at Kawatabi Onsen Station. The station is a 30-minute walk from there.
Exit the Tohoku Expressway at the Furukawa Interchange. The station is a 40-minute drive from there along National Highway 47 toward Naruko Onsen.

232-3 Aza-yomogida, Naruko Onsen, Osaki City, Miyagi Prefecture, 989-6711
Tel.: 0229-84-7311 (Main)
Fax: 0229-84-6490