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Toward a Better Understanding of the Ocean and the Earth


Professor Shirayama's Photo.jpgDate: Friday 22 November (that’s TODAY folks!)

Time: 4pm – 6:30pm

Location: Japan Theatre, Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Parkes ACT 2600


Dr Yoshihisa Shirayama, Executive Director of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).


This guest lecture is hosted by the Embassy of Japan, Canberra and examines findings from a recent series of surveys conducted by JAMSTEC. These surveys were initiated in response to the 2011 Tôhoku Earthquake off Japan’s eastern coastline and investigated the earthquake’s influences on marine ecosystems. These surveys form the basis of a 10-year project monitoring marine ecosystems in the Tôhoku region. Dr Shirayama is one of Japan’s leading marine science researchers and is a highly-specialised marine biologist, especially in taxonomy and the ecology of deep-sea meiobenthos—small invertebrates that live on, in, or near the seabed, also known as the benthic zone.


A cocktail function will follow this lecture in the Questacon Foyer courtesy of the Embassy of Japan in Australia. Light food and refreshment will be available during this function and all are welcome to attend.


To register to attend, please RSVP by emailing






Anh Nguyen
Project Officer
Inspiring Australia (ACT) 
| CSIRO Discovery Centre
02 6246 5432 / 0477 327 132 
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North Science Rd, Acton ACT 2601 | GPO Box 1700, Canberra ACT 2601