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UNFCCC COP22/CMP12/CMA1

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties, the 12th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol, and the 1st session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (COP22/CMP12/CMA1) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were held from 7th November through 18th November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. Satellite Observation Center, NIES, exhibited the achievements by GOSAT and the latest development status of GOSAT-2 to participatants. An animation of global distributions of carbon dioxide concentration based on the GOSAT L4B product, was showed at Japan Pavilion. Tsuneo Matsunaga, Director of Satellite Observation Center, delivered a speech under the title of How to Use Satellite GHG Concentration Data for Verification of GHG Emissions Inventories in the side event of Efforts to Use Satellite Data in IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories, which was held on 14th November at Japan Pavilion. The participants showed great interest in the theme and discussed the need for cooperation with Japan.

Global distribution of the concentration of carbon dioxide simulation on the Daijik Earth
Marrakech, Morocco
Nations' flags
The information board in front of the venue of COP22
Participators are walking into the venue of COP22
Exhibit booth at COP22
A visiter was shooting photos of the high human-caused emission of methane over Chongqin city, China
GOSAT L4B animation flowing at the exhibits booth at COP22
Japan Pavilion
Tsuneo Matsunaga, head of Satellite Observation Center, NIES
Side event: Efforts to Use Satellite Data in IPCC Guidelines for National GHG Inventories
Japan Pavilion

Summer Open House 2016

The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) invited the public to visit a number of research sites within its Tsukuba Campus on 23 July, 2016. The Satellite Observation Center, newly established in last April, posted the achievements and latest status of GOSAT and GOSAT-2. We displayed the global distributions of carbon dioxide derived from GOSAT data on a Dagik Earth, a three-dimensional digital globe, at the Climate Change Research Hall, and organized a GOSAT Quest for students from elementary and junior high schools. Tours for exploring the observation facilities were also carried out.

Spring Open House 2016

NIES, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, invited the public to its annual Spring Open House on April 23, 2016. Satellite Observation Center, established on April 1st 2016, exhibited and introduced the development outcomes of GOSAT-2 and the achievement of GOSAT.

UNFCC COP21/CMP11

The twenty-first session of the Conference of the Parties and the eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol (COP21/CMP11) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) were held on 30th November through 12th December 2015 in Paris, France. NIES GOSAT-2 project team introduced the development progress of GOSAT-2 and the observation achievements of GOSAT to participators who visited Japan Pavilion and IGES/NIES exhibition booth in the conference venue.

Flag forest in front of the entrance of COP21/CMP11
Fake Eiffel Tower inside COP21/CMP11
The exhibition area inside Japan Pavilion
Dr. Makoto Saito speeches "Global Carbon Monitoring" at Japan Pavilion
NIES/IGES exhibition booth
The participator is talking of methane emission observed by GOSAT
Participators are listening to the introduction of GOSAT/GOSAT-2
The participator shows his interesting of GOSAT achievements of emissions of CO2 and CH4

NIES Summer Open House 2015

NIES, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, invited the public to its annual Summer Open House on July 18, 2015. GOSAT-2 project team introduced the development outcomes of GOSAT-2 and the achievement of GOSAT. The Fourier-Transform Infrared Spectrometer (FTS), which is used to obtain an infrared spectrum of absorption of GHGs, was also opened to visitors during a special laboratory tour.

GOSAT & GOSAT-2
GOSAT & GOSAT-2
GOSAT & GOSAT-2
GOSAT & GOSAT-2
GOSAT & GOSAT-2
GOSAT & GOSAT-2
GOSAT & GOSAT-2
GOSAT & GOSAT-2

NIES Spring Open House 2015

NIES, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, invited the public to its annual Spring Open House on April 18, 2015. GOSAT-2 project team introduced the development outcomes of GOSAT-2 and the achievement of GOSAT.

NIES Spring Open House 2015
NIES Spring Open House 2015
NIES Spring Open House 2015
NIES Spring Open House 2015
NIES Spring Open House 2015
NIES Spring Open House 2015
NIES Spring Open House 2015
NIES Spring Open House 2015

SBSTA 40

The 40th session of the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA) took place from 4 to 15 June 2014 in Bonn, Germany. NIES GOSAT-2 project team attended the conference and exhibited the development outcomes of GOSAT-2 and the achievement of GOSAT.

NIES Summer Open House 2014

NIES, the National Institute for Environmental Studies, invited the public to its annual Spring Open House on April 19, 2014. GOSAT-2 project team introduced the development outcomes of GOSAT-2 and the achievement of GOSAT.

Updated: June 20, 2017