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Advancing knowledge and cooperation for a healthy ocean and prosperous society

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Provisional Programme

(0900-1730, GMT+8, 4-6 December 2023, Qingdao)

TimeAgendaModerator& speaker
GMT+8, Monday, 4 December 2023 (Beijing Time, check time zone converter here, if needed )
0830Open the virtual meeting room 
 1. Opening 
0900-09151.1 Welcome and opening remarks

WESTPAC; co-chairs;

LS welcome remarks

0915-09301.2 Self-introduction 
0930-09452. Adoption of agenda
 3. Major progress since the third Session (21-22 Feb 2023, Bangkok)

3.1  Overview:

l  Co-Chairs’ statements

l  WESTPAC Office’s report

l  Other ISG members

1015-1030Group photo and coffee break
 3.2 CSK-2 endorsed projects

1 Observations in the origin region of the Kuroshio


Akira Nagano

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)


2 Kuroshio Extension Observatory (KEO)


Meghan F. Cronin

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

Makio Honda


3 Time series observations of Kuroshio variability in the East China Sea


Hanna Na

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University



4 Physical and Biogeochemical Dynamics in the Kuroshio-Oyashio Extension Regions and their impacts on Climate and Fisheries


Zhaohui Chen

Ocean University of China


5 Dynamical and ecological interaction between the Kuroshio and coastal circulation


Kiyoshi TANAKA

The Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI), the University of Tokyo

1210-1330Lunch break

6 Subthermocline currents and eddies in the NEC-Kuroshio-MC region


Linlin Zhang

Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences


7 Kuroshio Edge Exchange and the Shelf Ecosystem (KEES)


Feng Zhou

Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources


8 The Role of Ocean Dynamic for Fish Recruitment Process in the Coral Triangle Region


Augy Syahailatua

Research Centre for Oceanography – BRIN

1430- 1450

9 Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management Along the Northern Pacific Seaboard, Philippines


Angel B. Encarnacion

Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources, the Philippines

1450- 1510

10 Banggai Upwelling Dynamics and Ecosystem Experiment (BUDEE)

1 Aug2022- 30Sep2025

Agus S. Atmadipoera

Dept. of Marine Science and Technology, IPB, University Bogor

1510- 1530

11 Climatic hotspot2 project


Masami Nonaka


1530-1540ISG discussions and recommendations 
1540-1600Coffee break
 3.3 National or institutional reports on CSK-2 Part 1 

Xiaopei Lin

Ocean University of China


Augy Syahailatua

Research Centre for Oceanography – BRIN


Ando Kentaro



Jae-Hyoung Park

Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

TimeAgendaModerator& speaker
CMT+8, Tuesday, 5 December 2023
 3.3 National or institutional reports on CSK-2 Part 2 

Vyacheslav Lobanov

V.I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute


Meghan F. Cronin

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory


Thai To Duy

Institute of Oceanography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology

1000-1015Coffee break
 3.4 ECOP Presentation 
1015-1025Decadal variation and its environmental effects in the Western North Pacific Ocean

Baolan Wu

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

1025-1035The role of the Kuroshio Current on the diurnal cycle of Meiyu-Baiu rainband in mid-June

Hyungju Park

School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Seoul National University

1035-1045The Impact of Kuroshio Intrusion on the Marine Ecosystem on the East China Sea Shelf

Qicheng Meng

Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources

1045-1055Destruction and Reinstatement of Coastal Hypoxia in the South China Sea off the Pearl River Estuary

Khanittha Uthaipan

Xiamen University

1055-1105Energetic stratified turbulence generated by the Kuroshio-seamount interactions in Tokara Strait

Anne Takahashi 

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan,

1105-1115Influence of tropical cyclones on Western North Pacific and Kuroshio region

Han Zhang

Second Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources

1115-1125Cold- versus Warm-Season Forced Variability of Net Kuroshio Transport

Yuma Kawakami

Department of Atmosphere, Ocean, and Earth System Modeling Research, Meteorological Research Institute, Japan,

1125-1145Roundtable Discussion

Focus on CSK-2 scientific goals to

1) foster collaboration to do CSK-2 projects;

2) share requests to CSK-2 community

1145-1200Group discussions, proposed questions This session will enable all to share views, perspectives for the implementation of CSK-2, and the way forward.
1200-1330Lunch break
1330-14304. Review of new initiatives received in response to the Second Call



Ocean circulation at the Pacific Entrance of the Indonesian Throughflow

1 Jan 2024-31Dec 2028

Dongliang Yuan

First Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources, China


The impact of Kuroshio intrusion on the transport and biogeographic patterns in the South China Sea

1 Jan 2024-31Dec 2033

Yun Qiu

Third Institute of Oceanography, Ministry of Natural Resources,China


Amami-Kuroshio project: Baseline assessment of subtropical environment of Amami Islands along the Kuroshio and its influence to the biosphere and humanosphere

4 Jan 2022-31March 2027

Yusuke Yokoyama

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo

Hiroaki Saito (Report)

1430-15005. CSK-2 at the 2nd UN Ocean Decade Regional Conference and 11th WESTPAC International Marine Science Conference (22-25 April 2024, Bangkok)
1500-1510Coffee break
1510-16206. Potential collaborations 

This session encourages invited experts to share their interest and mission, present their expectation and recommendations on the CSK-2 and join some projects or co-design some proposals in CSK-2 to promote its implementation.


Liu Guimei

National Marine Environmental

Forecasting Center, China


Ma Suhong

China Meterological Administration


Andri Ramdhani

Indonesia Agency for Meteorology

Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG)


Swadhin Behera



Joon-Soo Lee

National Institute of Fishery Science

1600-1620Discussion about possible collaboration issues 
1620-16407. Discussion about work-plan over the next two years 
1640-17008. Administrative, and technical arrangements for CSK-2Progress of Support office
1700-17109. Other matters 
1710-172010. Venue and time for the next ISG meeting (ISG-5) 
1720-173011. Closure 
TimeAgendaModerator& speaker
CMT+8, Wednesday, 6 December 2023
 12. Technical tour to the Oceantec Valley in Qingdao