Fireworks Festival in Isanuma

Isanuma is a swamp used as an agricultural reservoir which has a complex channel network for rice production.  As a part of new research activity, we joined the fireworks festival there.  Fireworks were all fantastic and we enjoyed beers and Japanese sakes produced in the region. 

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Beautiful fireworks


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Fish sampling


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Result

IAHR2017

We joined the 37th IAHR World Congress (IAHR2017; http://www.iahrworldcongress.org/).  Mr. Matsuzawa presented a part of his achievement and I chaired the ecohydraulics community meeting.  It was a great opportunity to learn advanced research as well as basic research topics in hydraulics. 

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Opening ceremony


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Mr. Matsuzawa’s talk!


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Ecohydraulics community meeting


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Participants in the ecohydraulics community meeting


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A promotion of the sustainable development goals in a shopping mall, which is, to the best of my knowledge, very rare in Japan

 

Survey in the Mekong Delta

As a part of new project, we visited Ho Chi Minh city and Ben Tre province for preliminary survey.  We first had a small workshop in the Thuy Loi University to share research goal and discuss research activities in the target area.

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A scene from the Mekong Delta


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A rice growing area


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After heavy rain, we got soaked on boat


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Survey team!


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During a coffee break


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After a meeting

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Announcement

Announcement: guidance for entering the Department of Agricultural and Environmental Engineering, Graduate School of Agriculture, TUAT

H29年度東京農工大学大学院農学府農業環境工学専攻(MT専攻)
大学院進学説明会開催のお知らせ

東京農工大学大学院農学府農業環境工学専攻への受験希望の学生を対象とした,大学院進学説明会を開催しますので,ご参加ください。農工大生に限らず,どなたでも参加いただけます。なお,参加申し込みは不要です。

日時:平成29年7月7日(金) 午後1時から午後2時まで
場所:東京農工大学農学部(府中キャンパス)3号館205号室

<内容>
1.専攻の概要と入試関連の説明
2.カリキュラムの説明
3.就職状況
4.質疑応答,ほか

6th Shichirin party!

We had the 6th Shichirin party, a fish-only BBQ, to learn more about fish.  It was the biggest party with a lot of fun.  We also celebrated the birthday of a student with a fish-decorated cake. I thank the organizers and participants to make this happy party!

s-IMG_3059 (2) Let’s enjoy fish more!

Next one will perhaps be in August.

Regular survey in May 2017

Irrigation has started but not so many fish migrated into our target irrigation channels.  We observed some juvenile fish as well as some other animals such as frogs, snakes and ducks. Students are good at finding them. 

s-IMG_2948 (2) Common fish species in our target sites

s-IMG_2941 (2) A juvenile loach

s-IMG_2977 (2) She found a big one

s-IMG_2971 (2) a duck family

We’ll have the sixth shichirin party on May 26, 2017 (from 18:00).  We’ll have some fun!!!

Regular survey in April (2)

We made another regular survey under fine weather.  Many animals seem to get active now.

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s-IMG_2748 a dragon fly

s-IMG_2777 a snake

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Winning poster

There was an event for first-year undergraduate students and the ones who interviewed me and our laboratory won the first prize for their poster!  Congratulations!  We may invite them in the 6th Shichirin-party on May 26, 2017. 

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s-poster The poster; Can you find some fish swimming?

Regular survey in April

It’s getting warmer and fish seems to be active like we are after full bloom of sakura.

s-IMG_2620 They might have started migrating into irrigation system

s-IMG_2657 (2) First time to catch!!!

s-IMG_2613 (2) It’s a lot of work to remove the aquatic vegetation before irrigation.