Experts from the Network Center for the EANET receive the Academic Award of the Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment for two Years in a row
29 September 2022 – Niigata, Japan
Dr. Tsuyoshi Ohizumi and Dr. Hiroyuki Sase received the Academic Award of the Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment (JSAE) at the 62nd and 63rd Annual Meetings of the JSAE in 2021 and 2022 respectively. Dr. Ohizumi serves as the Head of Data Management Department of the Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP), Network Center (NC) for the EANET, and Dr. Sase as the Head of Ecological Impact Research Department of the ACAP, NC for the EANET. Prior to these two awards, Dr. Junichi Kurokawa, Principal Researcher of the Data Management Department of ACAP, received the Creative Work Award for Young Scientists of JSAE under the award-winning title of “A study on emission inventory in Asia” in 2013.
Award-Winning Studies on Effects of Acid Deposition in Japan and in the East Asian Region
Dr. Ohizumi received the Academic Award of the Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the JSAE in 2021 for his studies of the transboundary transportation of air pollutants by observation of sulfur isotopic composition.
Through his work, seasonal differences and major routes of inter-regional transport of pollutants were clarified by streamline analysis of air mass that causes acid precipitation and observation of fluoride and other substances in atmospheric deposition. In addition, the long-term interregional transport of sulfur oxides, the cause of acid rain, was also quantitatively evaluated by observing stable isotope ratios of sulfur in atmospheric deposition at sites along the Sea of Japan.
In 2022, Dr. Sase received the Academic Award of the Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the JSAE for his various studies on the atmospheric environment and its effects on forest ecosystems in Japan and other East Asian countries.
Through EANET activities and joint research with the Participating Countries of the EANET, his work has significantly contributed to understanding the effects of acid deposition and air pollution on forest ecosystems in the East Asian region through field observation and data assessments over many years.
The Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment
The Japan Society for Atmospheric Environment (JSAE) is an interdisciplinary organization that brings together experts in a wide range of fields with the aim of contributing to atmospheric environment conservation.
JSAE has four awards for achievements in the field of the atmospheric environment: the Academic Award, the Meritorious Contribution Award, the Technical Development Award, and the Best Paper Award.
Dr. Ohizumi and Dr. Sase received the Academic Award, the highest honor for researchers. The purpose of the Academic Award of JSAE is to honor members for their academic achievements in the field of atmospheric environment research, their social contributions to the promotion of atmospheric quality administration, and for their contribution to the development of JSAE.
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