CAWSES-II in Japan

E-science and informatics (Virtual Institute)

Climate And Weather of the Sun-Earth System -II (CAWSES-II)

Based on a successful pilot study that utilized cyber infrastructure to organize and conduct science, CAWSES-II will create an International Virtual Institute. This institute will be organized around the principles that progress in system-level investigations requires: researchers committed to the value of pursuing science at the interface between disciplines, strongly-focused science topics that provide a common theme around which disciplines are able to interact, means of educating researchers about the key scientific issues in other disciplines and the connections between disciplines, access to scientific publications in other discipline areas, new forms of scholarly publishing, and the structure needed to bring researchers into contact with data sets, models, and each other, across disciplines and national boundaries.

International Co-leaders:
Peter Fox and Janet Kozyra

Domestic Co-leaders:
Iku Shinohara (ISAS/JAXA) and Toshihiko Iyemori (Kyoto Univ.)

Domestic Members:
Yukihiro Takahashi (Hokkaido Univ.), Naoki Terada (Tohoku Univ.), Takeshi Murata (NICT), Yoshimasa Tanaka (NIPR), Masaki Okada (NIPR), Satoshi Taguchi (University of Electro-Communications), Ryuho Kataoka (Tokyo Tech), Masafumi Hirahara (Nagoya Univ.), Masumi Shimojo (NAOJ), Tomoaki Hori (Nagoya Univ.), Yoshizumi Miyoshi (Nagoya Univ.), Yuichi Otsuka (Nagoya Univ.), Yoshiya Kasahara (Kanazawa Univ.), Hiroo Hayashi (Kyoto Univ.), Masahito Nose (Kyoto Univ.), Satoru Ueno (Kyoto Univ.), Hideaki Kawano (Kyushu Univ.)