Takafumi Hirata, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University


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Name Takafumi Hirata
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Research interests:

Phytoplankton Ecology, Radiative Transfer, Bio-Optics, Ocean Colour Remote Sensing

Academic Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D (in Physics)
     Niels Bohr Insititute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophsyics, University of Copenhagen, 2003
  2. M.Sc. (in Fisheries Science)
     Graduate School of Fisheries Sicences and Technology, National Fisheries University, 1998
  3. B. Sc. (in Fisheries Science)
     Dept. of Fisheries Sciences and Technology, National Fisheries University, 1996

Educations:

2000-2003 PhD candidate, Niels Bohr Institute for Astronomy, Physics and Geophysics, University of Copenhagen
1999-2000 Guest student, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen
1998-1999 Research student, National Fisheries University
1996-1998 Master student, National Fisheries University
1992-1996 Bachelor student at National Fisheries University

Careers:

2012 - to date Specially-Appointed Associate Professor, Falculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University
2011 - 2012 Specially-Appointed Assistant Professor, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University
2009 - 2010 Research Fellow, Faculty of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University
2008 - 2009 Research Scientist, National Centre for Earth Observation, United Kingdom
2003 - 2007 Research Scientist, Centre for observation of Air-Sea Interactions and fluxes, United Kingdom
2003 - 2009 Research Scientist, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom

Science Committee Memberships:

2014 - to date Science Steering committee member, Marine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project
(MAREMIP)
2014 - 2017 Science Steering committee member, Analysis, Integration and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES)/International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP)
2013 - to date Working group committee member, Japan Meteorological Agency
2013 - 2016 Science committee member, International Ocean Colour Coodinating Group (IOCCG)
2012 - 2013 Science committee member, Forum for Earth Observation from Space
(Non-Profit Organization)
2011 - 2013 Committee member, Sub-committee for Ocean Sciences, JAXA
2010 - 2013 Executive Officer, Marine Ecosystem Model Intercomparison Project
(MAREMIP)
2010 - to date Co-Chair, Satellite Phytoplankton Functional Type Algorithm Intercomparison Project

Projects

2016 - to date Global Change Observation Mission - Climate RA6 / JAXA
2016 - to date Arctic Challenge for Sutainability / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)
2013 - 2016 Global Change Observation Mission - Climate RA4 / JAXA
2012 - to date The Study of Kuroshio Ecosystem Dynamics and Sustainable Fisheries / MEXT
2011 - 2016 CREST / Japan Science and Technology Agency
2011 - 2016 ICARUS / Ministry of the Environment
2009 - 2013 Global Change Observation Mission - Climate RA2 / JAXA
2009 - 2013 Climate Change Initiative (The Climate Research Group) / ESA
2009 - 2013 Climate Change Initiative (The Earth Observation Group) / ESA
2008 - 2009 National Centre for Earth Observation / NERC (UK)
2007 - 2008 MARine biogeochemistry and initiatives in Quantifying and Understanding Earth System (MarQUEST) / NERC (UK)
2003 - 2008 Centre for Observation of Air-Sea interactions and Fluxes / NERC (UK)

Grants (as a PI):

1. 2018 Research Grant / Heiwa-Nakajima Foundation
2. 2017 - to date Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research : International Collaboration / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
3. 2016 - to date Global Change Observation Mission RA6 / JAXA
4. 2015 - to date Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
5. 2013 - 2015 Global Change Observation Mission RA4 / JAXA
6. 2013 Hokkaido University Vice-Chancellor Research Promotion Program / Hokkaido University
7. 2010 - 2011 Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
8. 2010 Invitation Fellowship Programs for research in Japan / Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
9. 2009 - 2013 Global Change Observation Mission RA2 / JAXA
10. 2000 Grant-in-Aid / Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation
11. 1999 Scholarship / Det Dansk Undervisnings Ministeriet, Danish Ministry of Education