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2018.09.13

【Awards and Commendations】Kazuhide Mimura(1st grade in Ph.D. course), Department of Systems Innovation, received Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Solid Earth Sciences Section in Japan Geoscience Union, 2018.

Kazuhide Mimura(1st grade in Ph.D. course), Department of Systems Innovation, received Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Solid Earth Sciences Section in Japan Geoscience Union, 2018.

●Name of award and short explanation about the award
Japan Geoscience Union, 2018 Outstanding Student Presentation Award, Solid Earth Sciences Section
http://www.jpgu.org/en/awards/ospa.html

●About awarded research
Title:
"Origin of common chemostratigraphy of pelagic clay in the North Pacific Ocean: age constraints from ichthyolith stratigraphy"

In order to clarify the genesis and distribution of “REY-rich mud” (deep-sea sediment that is expected to be a new resource for rare-earth elements and yttrium), understanding the oceanic environmental change through the Earth’s history is an important key. In this presentation, we determined the depositional age of REY-rich mud by “ichthyolith” (microfossils of fish teeth) and found that environment in the broad areas of North Pacific Ocean has changed drastically at particular age.

 

It is a great honor to win this award. I will keep working hard to thoroughly understand the nature of REY-rich mud.