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Oceanography Challenges to Future Earth

Human and Natural Impacts on our Seas

  • Teruhisa Komatsu
  • Hubert-Jean Ceccaldi
  • Jiro Yoshida
  • Patrick Prouzet
  • Yves Henocque
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Introduction

  3. Natural and Anthropogenic Impacts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Mitsuru Hayashi, Satoshi Nakada, Shunich Koshimura, Eiichi Kobayashi
      Pages 45-54
    3. François Galgani
      Pages 55-67
    4. Patrick Prouzet, Elsa Amilhat, Catherine Boisneau, Philippe Boisneau, Eric Feunteun, Nicolas Michelet
      Pages 69-93
    5. Jean-Claude Dauvin, Jean-Philippe Pezy, Alexandrine Baffreau
      Pages 105-120
  4. Physical Oceanography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Keiichi Yamazaki, Yujiro Kitade, Yosuke Igeta, Yutaka Kumaki, Tatsuro Watanabe
      Pages 137-160
    3. Hidekazu Shirai, Ritsuki Kunisato, Shinya Magome, Teruhisa Hattori, Takamasa Takagi, Katsuaki Okabe et al.
      Pages 161-170
    4. Daigo Yanagimoto, Kiyoshi Tanaka, Shinzou Fujio, Hajime Nishigaki, Miho Ishizu
      Pages 171-178
  5. Innovative Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Mathias Girault, Akihiro Hattori, Hyonchol Kim, Kenji Matsuura, Masao Odaka, Hideyuki Terazono et al.
      Pages 181-193
    3. Yoshichika Ikeda, Motohiro Miki, Hisayuki Arakawa, Mitsuru Izumi
      Pages 195-202

About these proceedings


This book documents the effects of natural hazards on coastal ecosystems in detail. The sea is an indispensable component of the Earth system, and human societies obtain many goods and services from the marine environment. Global warming threatens marine ecosystems through seawater temperature rise, acidification, sea-level rise and the increased frequency of severe storms. The repeated effects of tsunamis also have major impacts on coastal ecosystems. Increases in population and industry activities along the coast cause the degradation of coastal ecosystems through direct and indirect uses of the environment such as reclamation, overexploitation of bioresources, and pollution. Given these facts, we need to improve our understanding of the physical, chemical and biological mechanisms characterizing marine ecosystems, in order to better measure the effects of anthropogenic and natural impacts on the sea and its ecosystems. Equipped with a comprehensive understanding of the sea, including the effects of the main pressures on it, we will have a better idea of the future state of the sea based on several scenarios of global warming.

The 16th France-Japan Symposium on Marine Science focused on using advances in oceanography to better understand the current status of the sea from physical, chemical, biological and ecological perspectives, including fishery sciences and integrated approaches.


Marine Environment Human and Natural Impacts Aquaculture and fish resources Sustainable Management Restoration of Envorinment Integrated Approach

Editors and affiliations

  • Teruhisa Komatsu
    • 1
  • Hubert-Jean Ceccaldi
    • 2
  • Jiro Yoshida
    • 3
  • Patrick Prouzet
    • 4
  • Yves Henocque
    • 5
  1. 1.SFJO Japan, Masion franco-japonaise de Tokyo, Yokohama College of Commerce, Atmosphere and Ocean Research InstituteThe University of TokyoTokyoJapan
  2. 2.SFJO FranceAcadémie des Sciences, Lettres et Arts de MarseilleMarseilleFrance
  3. 3.SFJO Japan, Masion franco-japonaise de Tokyo, Department of Ocean Sciences, Laboratory of Physics and Environmental ModelingTokyo University of Marine Science and TechnologyTokyoJapan
  4. 4.SFJO FranceParisFrance
  5. 5.Politique maritime et gouvernance, Correspondant Asie-Pacifique (JAMSTEC)Institut Français pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (Ifremer)Issy-les-MoulineauxFrance

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“This volume … includes a series of specialized studies that, given the methodology and results, will be of interest to researchers who deal with similar issues in other parts of the world. … Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and professionals.” (J. T. Andrews, Choice, Vol. 57 (2), October 2019)