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Research Object

Massive earthquake attacked the eastern Japan on March 11 2011.
It triggered violent tsunami that damaged the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant.
A large amount of Gamma-emitting radionuclides were released into its surrounding area and also circulated globally with atmospheric diffusion process.
After more than a year since the accident, we consider an interdisciplinary study on deposited radionuclides for long-term estimation will become more important than the investigation for basic countermeasures such as short-term estimation and decontamination.
With the variety of circulation and interaction processes, transfer of deposited radionuclides will become a serious issue in the future. The forms of transfer include entrainment from the ground surface, sediment transfer with associated radionuclide migration to forests, crops, marine and terrestrial life.
Radioactive contamination is a complex and unprecedented problem that will not be resolved by a single tackle in each field. Based of the many fields of geoenvironmental sciences, establishment of a new and cross-sectional study area with radiochemical and nuclear gauging technology is required.
Researchers join this project with their wisdom in the long-term radionuclide migration in the environment and the estimation of environmental dynamics.
We aim at the formation of the world's leading new research area.


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2018/4/17icon new

Achievement pages of GroupA03 and GroupA04 have been updated.

2018/4/16icon new

Achievement pages of GroupA02-3 and GroupA02-4 have been updated.

2018/4/9

Achievement pages of GroupA01-1 and GroupA01-2 have been updated.

2018/3/26

Achievement pages of GroupA02-3 and GroupA03-5 have been updated.


2018/3/13

NewsLetter Vol.12 has been released.

2018/2/8

A+ on "The academic research of radioactive nuclide environmental dynamics emitted at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster"


2018/1/24

Conference Information has been updated.


2018/1/12

NewsLetter Vol.11 has been released.


2017/12/4

Conference Information has been updated.


2017/11/22

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.


2017/10/17

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.


2017/10/11

Organization page has been updated.


2017/09/27

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.


2017/09/21

Database Page has been updated.


2017/09/15

NewsLetter Vol.10 has been released.

2017/06/13

Achievement page of GroupA01-1 has been updated.

2017/06/8

Achievement page of GroupA02-4 has been updated.

2017/06/5

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.

2017/06/2

Achievement page of GroupA01-2 has been updated.

2017/05/30

Achievement page of GroupA04-7 has been updated.

2017/05/26

Achievement page of GroupA04-8 has been updated.

2017/05/24

Achievement page of GroupA03-6 has been updated.

2017/05/23

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.


2017/04/28

Achievement page of GroupA03 has been updated.


2017/03/01

NewsLetter Vol.9 has been released.

2016/10/28

Achievement page of GroupA01-1 has been updated.


2016/10/27

Conference Information has been updated.


2016/10/11

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.


2016/09/01

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2016/07/27

"Meeting" in Members' page has been updated.

2016/07/14

Organization Page has been updated.

2016/07/04

Achievement page of GroupA01-1 and GroupA02-3 have been updated.

2016/6/17

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.

2016/06/06

Organization Page has been updated.

2016/05/24

"Meeting" in Members' page has been updated.


2016/5/12

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 and GroupA01-2 have been updated.


2016/5/10

Organization page has been updated.


2016/5/9

Organization page has been updated.


2016/4/27

Organization page has been updated.


2016/4/20

Organization page has been updated.


2016/4/13

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.


2016/4/8

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.


2016/4/5

Achievement page of GroupA02-4 has been updated.

2016/3/28
Conference Information has been updated.


2016/3/3

Organization page and Research page have been updated.


2016/2/29

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.


2016/2/24

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.


2016/2/15

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.


2016/2/9

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.


2016/2/3

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.


2016/1/8

Achievement page of GroupA01-2 has been updated.
Conference Information has been updated.


2015/12/18

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 and GroupA03-6 have been updated.


2015/12/15

Achievement page of GroupA01-2 has been updated.


2015/11/20

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 and GroupA01-2 have been updated.

2015/11/18

NewsLetter Vol.8 has been released.

2015/11/12

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2015/11/04

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.


2015/10/30

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.


2015/10/26

Achievement page of GroupA02-4 and GroupA03-5 have been updated.


2015/10/05

NewsLetter Vol.7 has been released.


2015/09/14

Achievement page of GroupA01-1 and GroupA04-7, GroupA04-8 and GroupA02-3 have been updated.


2015/09/09

Achievement page of GroupA04-7 has been updated.


2015/09/01

NewsLetter Vol.6 has been released.


2015/08/26

Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.


2015/08/20

Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.

2015/6/5
Organization Page has been updated.

2015/04/23
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2015/03/31
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2015/3/17
Achievement page of Group A01-2and Group A03-6 have been updated.

2015/3/11
Achievement page of Group A01-2 has been updated.

2015/3/5
Achievement page of GroupA02 Research recruited from the public has been updated.

2015/3/4
NewsLetter Vol.5 has been released.

2015/2/24
NewsLetter Vol.4 has been released.

2015/02/18
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2015/01/21
"Meeting" in Members' page has been updated.

2014/12/24
Symposium Info has been updated.
[Date] January 9, 2015 (Fri) 9:30-18:30 < Materials for the 1st day>
 /  January 10, 2015(Sat) 9:00-16:30 < Materials for the 2nd day>

2014/11/27
Achievement page of GroupA02-3 has been updated.

2014/11/07
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2014/10/29
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2014/10/27
Achievement page of GroupA01-1 has been updated.
Achievement page of GroupA04-7, A04-8 has been updated.

2014/10/16
Achievement page of GroupA01-1 has been updated.
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2014/10/7
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2014/9/25
Achievement page of GroupA03-Research recruited from the public has been updated.

2014/9/24
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2014/9/22
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2014/9/5
Achievement page of GroupA01-2 has been updated.

2014/9/4
Achievement page of GroupA03-5 has been updated.

2014/8/29
Achievement page of GroupA02 has been updated.
Achievement page of GroupA04 has been updated.

2014/8/28
Achievement page of GroupA01-2 has been updated.
Achievement page of GroupA03 has been updated.
2014/7/16
Achievement page of GroupA03 has been updated.

2014/7/4
Achievement page of GroupA02 has been updated.

2014/6/25
Achievement Page has been updated.

2014/6/19
Achievement page of GroupA01 has been updated.

2014/6/18
Achievement page of GroupA03 has been updated.

2014/6/6
Organization Page has been updated.

2014/4/15
Achievement page of GroupA04 has been updated.

2014/4/11
Achievement Pages of all groups have been updated.

2014/4/9
Organization Page has been updated.

2014/3/27
Achievement pages of GroupA02 and GroupA03 have been updated.

2014/2/27
Conference Information has been updated.

2014/1/28
Achievement page of GroupA03 has been updated.

2014/1/8
Achievement page of GroupA02 has been updated.

2013/12/06
Achievement pages of GroupA02 and GroupA03 have been updated.

2013/11/28
Achievement Page has been updated.

2013/9/25
Achievement Page has been updated.

2013/9/12
Organization Page has been updated.

2013/9/4
Achievement Page has been updated.

2013/4/18
Achievement Page has been updated.

2013/4/8
Organization Page has been updated.

2013/3/22
The Largest International Conference in Geochemistry "goldschmidt 2013" will be held in Florence, Italy between Aug 25-30.

2012/2/25
NewsLetter Vol.3 has been updated.

2012/1/24
NewsLetter Vol.2 has been updated.

2013/1/7
"IAEA:Fukushima Daiichi Status Reports" has been linked in Link.

2013/1/4
Conference Info has been updated as below.

2012/12/27
NewsLetter Vol.1 has been updated.

2012/12/14
Fukushima Papers list has been uploaded in Members' page.

2012/12/10
The paper by Hiroaki KATO Reseacher (Group A-03) has been introduced in Research Spotlight" on EOS, American Geophysical Union.

2012/11/13
ISET-R logo can be downloaded from members' page.

2012/11/8
The seminar by Dr. Mark ZHELEZNYAK, Head of Department of Environmental Modelling Institute of Mathematical Machines and Systems (IMMS) National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, has been uploaded on All Tsukuba Network Website.

2012/11/6
Link has been updated.

2012/11/5
Reference paper has been updated in members' page.

2012/10/22
Achievement has been updated.

2012/10/22
Data in Members' page has been updated.

2012/10/16
Papers in Members' page has been updated.

2012/10/10
Data in Members' page has been updated.

2012/10/01
Members' page has been updated.

2012/09/18
LINK has been updated.

2012/09/07
Members' page (Papers and Schedule) has been updated.

2012/08/28
Members' page has been updated.

2012/06/28
This project has been adopted by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology Japan 2012.



A+ on "The academic research of radioactive nuclide environmental dynamics emitted at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster"


A+ evaluation was given by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to the research area named "The academic research of radioactive nuclide environmental dynamics emitted at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster" directed by Prof. ONDA, Y. in "Reports from research area director and Observations from Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Review Committee on interim and ex-post assessment concerning FY2017 (H29) Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Areas (Research in a proposed research area)" on January 26th, 2018.

The A+ evaluation is given to the researches which showed greater results than expected, concerning the set objectives in research area. In the announcement, only four research areas including Prof. Onda's were evaluated as A+ among ex-post assessment 22 research areas.

This research is focused on scattered and deposited radionuclides from the nuclear reactor due to Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster caused by the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami. The objectives of this area study are identifying the diffusion, transportation, deposition and transition process of radionuclides in collaboration with various institutions, investigating the condition and the mechanism, and, based on the facts, predicting the long-term contamination and suggesting the method of decreasing the exposure dose. As one of our results, the monitoring and simulating method of emitted radionuclides amount calculation and its dynamics is established.

"Catching the on-going diverse problems correctly with bottom-up point of view, not top-down point of view, and bringing an academically high-quality outcome are deserving of a high evaluation". "New research area is successfully established". The Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Review Committee commented.

In addition, "The remarkable result, a research program aimed for young researchers, outreach activity by using media, and contribution to publish comprehensive Japanese and English books are meaningful and lead significant result". The Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Review Committee delivered feedback on the evaluation.

Receiving the A+, Prof. Onda gives huge thanks for everyone participating in the research and said "The research results will be shown at the upcoming symposium titled "Recovery progress of radiation contaminated environment after seven years from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster". "I would like to continue the project in cooperation with many co-workers", He also added.

[Source] (Japanese only)
 【文部科学省】平成29年度事後評価対象研究領域一覧(22研究領域)
 【文部科学省】平成29年度「新学術領域研究(研究領域提案型)」中間・事後評価に係る領域代表者からの報告・科学研究費補助金審査部会における所見(On page 61 and 62. PDF: 2,176KB)

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●Public Colloquium Fukushima and the Ocean, 2014
Overview An open, public colloquium is held, at which a panel of experts from Japan and United States will present their findings during the 3 years from the Fukushima accident.
A scientific assessment of what is known and unknown about radionuclides released to the ocean from Fukushima will be provided and a moderated question-and-answer period with the media and audience members will follow.
The presentation and question-and-answers will be in English and no translation service will be provided.
The colloquium is sponsored by the Oceanographic Society of Japan, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, and Institute of Environmental Radioactivity, Fukushima University, and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.
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