Family Name: Okino

Forename: Kyoko

Date of birth:
25 Jan 1966

Submarine Geophysics & Tectonics

Research Interests:
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* Marine Geophysics and Tectonics - mid-ocean ridge process, backarc basin formation, marine magnetics
* Marine Survey Technique - high-resolution seafloor imaging (multibeam echo sounder, sidescan sonar)

Academic preparation:

D.Sc. 1999
@ Kyoto University
Dissertation PhD in Geophysics
@ Dissertation Title: "Evolution of the backarc basins in the Philippine Sea"

M.Sc. 1990
Kyoto University / Disaster Prevention Research Institute
Supervisor: Prof. M. Ando
Thesis Title: "The holizontally lying slab"

B.Sc. 1988
@ Kyoto University / Faculty of Science

Professional experience:

Jul 2014 -present
Professor, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

Dec 2002-Jul. 2014
Associate Professor, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

July 1999-Dec 2002
Research Associate, Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo

Apr 1990- June 1999
Hydrographic Department of Japan, Maritime Safety Agency (Japan Coast Guard)
(Apr. 1995 -Mar.1997 : Earth science programme coordinator, Science and Technology Agency)

Teaching experience:

Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate school of Science, Univ. Tokyo (2004-)
Faculty of Science, Univ. Tokyo (2004-)
Faculty of Science Tokyo University of Science (2008-2009)
Faculty of Science and Engineering, Waseda Univ. (2003-2010)
Tokyo Fishery Univ. (2001-2004)


* 1995 Incentive Award for Hydrographic Techniques , "Development of graphical software for geophysical analysis"

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Field Experience:
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Grant & Contract Support:

* 2015'-2017' JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Kiban(C), "Long oceanic transform faults: implication for earth's water cycle"

* 2011'-2016' JST-CREST, Synthesis of an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) fleet for bio-sampling using 3D reconstructions of the seafloor

* 2008'-2012' JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research on Innovative Area "Geological and Geophysical Structure controlling hydrothermal vent systems" under "Project TAIGA: Trans-crustal Advection and In-situ biogeochemical proceses of Global sub-sea floor Aquifer"

* 2007'-2009' JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research Kiban(B), "Does mantle geochemistry control mid-ocean ridge process ? - Expedition to Southwest Indian Ridge"

* 2004'-2006' JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research, "Amagmatic spreading process in the southern Philippine Sea"

* 2002'-2003' JSPS Grant-in-Aid for Encouragement of Young Scientists, "Study of Southern Okinawa Trough based on high resolution sidescan sonar images ~ development of backarc rifting ~"

* 2001' Metal Mining Agency of Japan , "Spreading process of the West Philippine Basin"

* 2000' Metal Mining Agency of Japan , "Structure of the Parece Vela Rift"

Service to the community:

* Editorial Board member, Earth Planets and Space, 2017-
* Member, Science Council of Japan. 2014-
* Board of representatives, Seismological Society of Japan. 2011-2012, 2014-
* National Correspondence, InterRidge. 2005-
* ISSP (Site Survey Panel), IODP. 2002-2005
* Seafloor Survey Panel, U.S.-Japan Natural Resources committee. 2000-

Membership of academic societies:

* Japan Geoscience Union
* Society of Geomagnetism and Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences
* American Geophysical Union
* Seismological Society of Japan
* Society of Marine Survey and Technology

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