About

We play a central role of the data activities in the polar science research in Japan, create a new data centric polar science, and contribute the advances of the global environmental studies.

Background

The Polar Environment Data Science Center (PEDSC) has been newly launched in 2017 as one of the centers belonging to the Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research (DS) of the Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS).

The ROIS has been established in 2004 as an Inter-university Research Institute Corporation, consisting of four national institutes (the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), the National Institute of Informatics (NII), the Institute of Statistical Mathematics (ISM) and the National Institute of Genetics (NIG)). The third term of the ROIS has started since 2016. The DS has been established in 2016 at the start of the third term as a flagship platform of the ROIS, whose purpose is to strengthen the function of the ROIS to promote the support activities for universities and other external communities.

Main purpose of the DS is to support the activities for the data sharing, data analysis, and data scientist human resource development in universities and other external communities, responding to the needs of the times for the Open science and Data centric science.

The PEDSC is a center of the DS to support the data activities associated with polar science. Planning phase for the PEDSC started in 2015, and a preparatory office was made in the NIPR in 2016. After the detailed planning for the schedule and structure of the PEDSC in the preparatory office, the PEDSC has been formally launched in 2017. The PEDSC has a close relationship with the scientific observation and research activities of the NIPR. The main purpose of the PEDSC is to strengthen and further promote the opening and sharing of the polar science data for further broader communities, closely collaborating with the polar science research community leaded by the NIPR.

History

June 1944
ISM established
June 1949
NIG established
September 1973
NIPR established
April 2000
NII established
April 2004
ROIS established
April 2004 to March 2010
The first term of the ROIS
April 2010 to March 2016
The second term of the ROIS
April 2015 to March 2016
Planning phase for the DS and PEDSC
April 2016
The third term of the ROIS started
DS established
Preparatory office for the PEDSC made in NIPR
April 2017
PEDSC launched

Goals

The purpose of the Polar Environment Data Science Center (PEDSC) is to promote the opening and sharing of the scientific data, originally obtained by the scientific observation and research activities in the Antarctic and Arctic regions by the polar science research community in various fields leaded by the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR). Its purpose is to strengthen the collaboration with universities and other external communities, and to support the creation of further scientific outputs and further advancement of the importance of the polar science research. Internationally, the PEDSC is also expected to play a key role of the national data center for polar science in Japan.
Goals of the PEDSC are to play a central role of the data activities in the polar science research in Japan, to create a new data centric polar science, and to contribute the advances of the global environmental studies.

Member

Polar Environment Data Science Center Staff in FY2021

Research staff

Akira Kadokura
Akira KadokuraDirector, Prof.

Upper atmospheric science data

Masaki Kanao
Masaki KanaoAssoc. Prof.

International collaboration, Science Database, Geoscience data

Hironori Yabuki
Hironori YabukiProject Assoc. Prof.

ADS, Arctic data

Yoshimasa Tanaka
Yoshimasa TanakaProject Assoc. Prof.

IUGONET, Upper atmospheric science data

Masayoshi Kozai
Masayoshi KozaiProject Researcher

Multidisciplinary Database development

Concurrent member

Sakae KudohProfessor

NIPR

Naohiko HirasawaAssistant Professor

NIPR

Yasunobu OgawaAssociate Professor

NIPR

Tomokazu HokadaProfessor

NIPR

Akira YamaguchiAssociate Professor

NIPR

Yoshifumi NogiProfessor

NIPR

Taishi HashimotoAssistant Professor

NIPR

Assistant staff

Ayuko IbarakiAssistant
Yuka KadowakiAssistant
Shiori UchinoAssistant

Contact Us

Polar Environment Data Science Center (PEDSC)

pedsc_office(at)nipr.ac.jp

042-512-9046(office time 11:00-16:00 JST)

Access

Inter-university Research Institute Corporation
Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS)
Joint Support-Center for Data Science Research (DS)
Polar Environment Data Science Center (PEDSC)

10-3, Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo 190-0014, Japan
Data Science Building


Access route to PEDSC

Please refer the following Web pages

  1. https://ds.rois.ac.jp/access/
  2. http://www.nipr.ac.jp/english/outline/summary/access.html
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