Professor Shin-ichi Uye from the Graduate School of Biosphere Science Honored with a Commendation for Contributors to Promote the Country as a "Maritime Nation" (Prime Minister’s Commendation)
Date :Jul 25, 2012
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Professor Shin-ichi Uye was rewarded
Professor Shin-ichi Uye (Executive and Vice President (Peace/International)) from the Graduate School of Biosphere Science was awarded the Special Achievement Commendation for Promoting Japan as a Maritime Nation as part of the 5th Commendation for Contributors to Promote the Country as a "Maritime Nation" (prime minister’s commendation). There was a press conference held on July 17, 2012 regarding the ceremony.
This commendation has been awarded since 2008 to individuals or organizations with distinguished achievements in public awareness, academics/research, and industrial promotion in maritime related fields such as science technology, fishery, marine affairs, environment etc. in order to give Japanese people an opportunity to foster awareness on marine matters.
Professor Uye’s research is on the outbreaks of jellyfish that caused significant damage to the fishing industry in Japan. His research shed light on the previously mysterious biology of the echizenkurage (giant jellyfish), and is highly esteemed for its contributions toward reduction of damage by jellyfish.
Professor Uye said that he is very happy to be able to offer a solution to the jellyfish outbreaks,which are expanding globally. He said that he will try hard to improve the precision of the outbreak forecast, apply new technologies, and will help bring back the bountiful sea.
The commendation ceremony on July 13, 2012 at the Prime
Minister’s official residence
(Professor Uye is the second from the right in the back row)
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