Akira Nagano (2022-2025)

Affiliation: Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)


Dr. Akira Nagano, Physical oceanographer, has dedicated to the Kuroshio study from the Origin region to the Extension region for many years since his time at the University of Tokyo, Japan, and published more than 20 papers on the Kuroshio and related topics. After he joined the tropical climate research group in JAMSTEC, he started planning of the Philippine buoy project by using the m-TRITON buoy system and then the observation of the Philippine buoy at 13N137E site since December 2016. He also showed his interest in planning the 2nd Cooperative Study of Kuroshio and its Adjacent region (CSK-2) of IOC/WESTPAC, and has contributed to writing the review report on the past Kuroshio study and also to writing the Science Action Plan 2021 of CSK-2.

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