Activities of the Committee


(Organization and Past Chairpersons)


Formal committee members manage tasks and organize general meetings not only for society members but also for others, and make efforts to promote awareness of coral reef conservation. Committee members also promote cooperation with other organizations and support their activities related to coral reef conservation, both within and outside Japan. If you would like to become involved in the general meetings, please refer to the announcement regarding the mailing list.

Board members are commissioned to promote responsible management of the committee and to organize a plenary session in which non-society members can also participate. They are also expected to raise awareness and inculcate relevant values in society members for coral reef conservation, and to promote a wide range of cooperative coral reef conservation activities, domestically and abroad. Subscription to the entire meeting is available at any time; please refer to the announcement regarding the mailing list.

Past chairpersons

2011~:Yoshikatsu nakano (Tropical Biosphere Research Center, University of the Ryukyus)

2009~2011:Shinichiro Kakumra (Yaeyama Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Promotion Center, Okinawa Prefecture)

2007~2009:Makoto Tsuchiya (Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus)

2002~2007:Makoto Tsuchiya (Faculty of Science, University of the Ryukyus)

Present organization

Yoshikatsu Nakano (Chairperson), Hiroya Yamano (vice-chairperson), Yoshihisa Fujita, Naoko Namizaki, Ken Okaji, Takumi Kimura, Mariko Abe, Mayayuki Gonda, Tomofumi Nagata, Takashi Nakamura, Akira Iguchi, Tatuo Nakai, Shinichiro Kakuma, Kazuo Nadaoka, Naoki Kumagai, Takanori Satoh, Takashi Nakamura, Makiko Yanagiya, Hajime Kayanne