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New Bio-logging devices for progress in marine biology: present status and future perspective

Update: 09. 13, 2013

(Nov. 7-8, 2013)

Date : November 7, 2013 (Thu) 11:00~17:30
       November 8, 2013 (Fri)  9:00~18:00
Venue : Auditorium
        Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo 
        5-1-5 Kashiwanoha, Kashiwa-shi,Chiba 277-8564, JAPAN
       Tel: +81-4-7136-6011
Convener:Nobuaki Arai, Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University, arai.nobuaki.8c[at]
Contact Person at AORI: Katsufumi Sato, ICRC, katsu[at]

November 7 (Thu)
  11:00-12:00 (Auditorium)
Nicholas L. Payne (School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UNSW Sydney, New South Wales, Australia)
Sound and movement: combining acoustic telemetry and accelerometers to study energetics, behaviour and environmental interactions in aquatic animals

  13:30-15:30 (Auditorium)
· Ken Yoda (Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University)
A new method to identify ocean surface currents from drift movements of streaked shearwaters
· Takuji Noda (Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)
Development of a gyroscope data logger and its applications
· Yuya Makiguchi (Department of Marine Science and Resources, College of Bioresource Science, Nihon University)
Preliminary study on electroencephalogram measurement in fish; application for bio-logging science
· Carl G. Meyer (Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology, University of Hawaii)
Autonomous measurement of ingestion and digestion processes in free swimming sharks and fishes

  15:30〜17:30 (Auditorium)
Poster presentation

November 8 (Fri)
   Workshop 1 “Specified low power radio station available for Bio-logging” (Auditorium)
9:00-10:00  Circuit Design, Inc. “New radio station available for field study”
10:00-10:20  Yuya Makiguchi (Department of Marine Science and Resources, Colleage of Bioresource Science, Nihon University) ”A case study of freshwater fish”
10:20-10:40  Shinichi Watanabe (Faculty of Life Science and Biotechnology, Fukuyama University) “Present status of VHF transmitters used in field studies”
10:40-11:00  Maki Yamamoto (Nagaoka University of Technology) “Present status of field studies on land-living animals”
11:00-11:30  General discussion
11:30-12:00  Circuit Design, Inc. “Practice using specified low power radio station”

  Workshop 2 “Streaked shearwater studies in Japan”  (Auditorium)
13:00-18:00 Masaki Shirai (Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University) and Yoshinari Yonehara (ICRC, AORI, University of Tokyo)
Streaked Shearwater Calonectris leucomelas is a pelagic seabird, which mainly breeds on offshore islands around Japan. Recent studies have revealed their breeding ecology and foraging behavior. The aim of this workshop is to identify and to synthesize new information of Streaked Shearwater study. The workshop is scheduled to give presentations including the data of each breeding site and further monitoring program.

  Workshop 3 “An introduction of gyroscope data logger” (Lecture room 2)
Takuji Noda, Takuya Koizumi, Hiromichi Mitamura (Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University), Nobuaki Arai (FSERC, Kyoto University)
13:00~15:00  Takuji Noda(Graduate School of Informatics, Kyoto University)
We have been developing a new type of data logger with gyroscope (gyro logger) to measure fine-scale movement of animals. Based on the experience and skills gained through the development of the gyro logger, we will keep developing and start selling new data loggers such as 9-axis small motion data logger and depth/temperature/illumination archival tags. In this workshop, the upcoming data loggers will be displayed and explained, and we hope to discuss the function/design of the data logger and the usage with potential users.

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