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Osaka Conference] Revitalizing Nature through Technology -Examination of a Demonstration Plan for the Maintenance and Restoration of the Blue Carbon Ecosystem/ August 27, 2022

【大阪大会】テクノロジーで自然を興す ーブルーカーボン生態系の維持・再生に向けた実証プランの検討ー/2022年8月27日

panel discussion

Rise of Nature with Technology

Study of a Demonstration Plan for the Maintenance and Restoration of the Blue Carbon Ecosystem


A panel discussion entitled "The Japan Society for Hyperdifferentiated Fields, Osaka 2022 (Saturday, August 27, 2022)" will be held within theRevitalizing Nature through Technology: A Study of a Demonstration Plan for the Maintenance and Restoration of the Blue Carbon Ecosystem(Session Partner: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone West Corporation).


Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Osaka 2022

In order to prevent irreversible climate change caused by human activities, we must achieve carbon neutrality by 2050. Among the measures to achieve this goal, carbon fixation through the activities of aquatic organisms, or "blue carbon," is considered to have particularly high potential. In order to sustainably absorb carbon through the use of marine resources, it is necessary to develop effective methods for maintaining and restoring marine ecosystems, and to make the promotion of such methods a viable business. On the other hand, the interactions between the environment and organisms within an ecosystem are complex, and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions is not easy. Our session partner, NTT West, is working with researchers and venture companies that are tackling these issues to develop and commercialize new solutions by leveraging the power of ICT. Based on the knowledge shared in this session, we will work together with the audience to develop ideas for demonstrating solutions.

We will have a program of discussions among researchers, startups, and large companies from a variety of perspectives, not limited to the themes of this session. For more information,Conference Websitefor more information.

*The event will be held after taking measures against new coronavirus infection on the day of the event.

Rise of Nature with Technology

Study of a Demonstration Plan for the Maintenance and Restoration of the Blue Carbon Ecosystem

Date: Saturday, August 27, 2022, 15:10-16:00
Location: Knowledge Capital Conference Room Tower C


Mr. Masataka Kusunobu
Associate Professor, Department of Biology and Applied Chemistry, Wakayama National College of Technology

Since childhood, I have been drawn to the fascination of the deep sea. My direct exposure to the deep sea came with the discovery of a new species of Colwellia marinimaniae MTCD1 strain isolated from deep-sea leafhoppers in the Mariana Trench. This bacterium is still registered as an absolute pressure-loving bacterium with the highest optimum pressure. Recently, we have been developing biosement for use in eelgrass bed conservation to protect the marine environment. Bio-cement is an extremely environmentally friendly material that solidifies sea sand with marine microorganisms, and has the feature that even if eelgrass is wiped out in the future, no artificial materials will remain on the seafloor. Japan is a country surrounded by the sea, and we are working daily to maintain an environment where people can enjoy a rich life by making the most effective use of this environment.

Mr. Takashi Nakanishi
Visiting Professor, Research Center for Environment and Disaster Prevention, The University of Tokushima

Born in Osaka in 1958. D. in Engineering from Kagoshima University, Doctor of Engineering from the Graduate School of Tokushima University, Professional Engineer (Construction) and Diving Specialist, specializing in "Environmental Restoration of Coastal Areas". After working for a construction company and as an environmental consultant, he is currently a visiting professor at the Environmental Disaster Prevention Center, University of Tokushima, a lecturer (part-time) at the Department of Fisheries, Faculty of Agriculture, Kinki University, and an environmental advisor for JF Hyogo Fisheries Federation. He was involved in the development and practical application of amino acid concrete in an industry-academia joint project by the University of Tokushima, Ajinomoto Corporation, and Nikken Kogaku Co. He is also supporting the development of several other marine environmental restoration technologies for practical application and commercialization.

Mr. Hiroshi Kajiyama
President and Representative Director, Agriblue Corporation

After working at Hitachi, Ltd., the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, and the Graduate School of Hiroshima University, he joined the Faculty of Science and Technology, Tokushima Bunri University in 2012. Doctor of Science. Specializes in surface physics and photophysics. Realizing that weak light, about one-millionth of sunlight, greatly promotes plant growth and secondary metabolism, he started research on next-generation cultivation technology for leafy greens, fruit trees, seaweed, and microalgae. Aiming for social implementation of this technology, he established Agri Blue Inc. in 2020, and is promoting its application to horticulture facilities, plant factories, agricultural power generation, and marine resource recovery.

Nakaemasa Reef
Educational Development Division, LIVERNESS Co.

D., University of the Ryukyus, 2016. D. in Science. While in school, he engaged in research on light stress response focusing on fluorescent proteins in reef-building corals. After receiving his degree, he launched a nature tour business for tourists with his friends, and joined RIVANES Corporation in 2017. In addition to planning and managing "Science Castle," a conference for junior high and high school students, he is involved in supporting research by young researchers and junior high and high school students in the Marine Challenge Program, a next-generation development project specializing in the marine field, with the aim of realizing a society in which people and nature coexist in harmony, together with companies, universities, and the next generation, who will play a central role in society in the future.


Hyper Interdisciplinary Conference in Osaka 2022