International Symposium "The Ganges River Dolphin"

(Public Seminar of School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University)






Date: 26th, Feb 2016 (FRI) 10:00 – 17:30

Free of charge

Location : Shizuoka Convention Arts Center “GRANSHIP” Audio Visual Hall (2F)




Host:       Tokai University Institute of Innovative Science and Technology

Co-host:  Institute of Oceanic Research and Development, Tokai University
               School of Marine Science and Technology, Tokai University


For attendees, presenters and banquet attendee: 


Deadline of the submission is 12th Feb, 2016. (90 seats only)

[Please contact us if you'd like to do your registration after the deadline.]



Tentative schedule (Title is also tentative):

9:30   Open

10:00   Opening Remarks | Dr. Yasuhiro Senga (Dean, School of Marine Science and Technology)

10:10   IIST introduction | Dr. Shigeru Yamaguchi (Director, IIST)

10:20   Dr. Yoshihiro Tanaka (Numata Fossil Museum)
“Evolution of the Ganges River dolphins” 

11:05   Dr. Yukiko Yamamoto (National Research Institute of Fisheries Engineering)
“Studies on Ganges river dolphins by passive acoustic monitoring”

11:35 – 13:00         Lunch & Poster Viewing

13:00   Dr. Toshio Kasuya

“The dawn of the Japanese research on the Ganges River dolphins”

13:40   Dr. Sunil K. Choudhary (T.M. Bhagalpur University)

“Conserving Ganges river dolphins in a dynamic and conflict-ridden environment:
  Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary”

14:30   Mr. Nachiket Kelkar (Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment)

“Ecological research towards re-calibrating Ganges river dolphin conservation”

15:15   Dr. Tadamichi Morisaka (Tokai University)

“Acoustic research in Vikramshila Gangetic Dolphin Sanctuary”

15:40 – 17:20 Poster Session for marine mammal studies (CALL FOR PAPERS!!)

17:20   Closing Remarks | Dr. Masahisa Kubota (Director, IORD)

17:30 – 19:30        Banquet at OASIS (1st floor of the GRANSHIP) (1,000 yen per one person)




Poster Session:

Please submit your poster presentation about the study or report of Marine mammalogy (any topic in marine mammalogy will be accepted) via SUBMISSION FORM.


Please prepare your poster A0 size (1189mm in length and 841mm in width) or less than A0 size.



We will have banquet after the symposium at OASIS (1st Floor in GRANSHIP).

1000 yen / person will be charged.

Please submit via SUBMISSION FORM.


Organizing Committee:

Tadamichi Morisaka, Yayoi M. Yoshida, Nobuyuki Ozawa, Youko Takeshita


If you have any question, please contact us using CONTACT FORM.

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