International call for participation to J-DESC Core School: Isotope Course

Date:7 –9 March,2014
Venue: Kochi Core Center, Kochi, Japan

Isotope Course contains lectures (e.g., principle of isotopes, vacuum technique, mass-spectrometer basics) and laboratory exercise of stable isotope measurements for carbon, oxygen and strontium in carbonate samples. The course for carbon & oxygen isotopes will accept 1-2 participants from overseas. Lectures will be in English and Japanese, and use printed handouts with Japanese/English explanations.

Coordinators: Dr. Naokazu Ahagon (JAMSTEC) and Dr. Minoru Ikehara (Kochi Univ.).

Lecturers: [Carbon & Oxygen isotopes] Dr. Minoru Ikehara*, Dr. Saburo Sakai**, Dr. Jun Matsuoka***
(*Kochi Univ. **JAMSTEC ***Marine Works Japan, Co. LTD.)

Language: English (and Japanese)

Target: For graduate students in Earth Sciences

Tentative Schedule:

7th March (Morning): Registration, Introduction, and Lectures for isotope analysis; (Afternoon): Practice on sample preparation
8th March (Morning): Practice on mass-spectrometer (IsoPrime); (Afternoon): Continued
9th March (Morning): Data-reduction and wrap-up report; (Afternoon): Presentation

If you are interested in this course, please feel free to contact with Dr. N. Ahagon (, a coordinator of this course.


Send an email to J-DESC support <> with your

1. full name
2. institution
3. position (grade)
4. email address
5. field of expertise

Application deadline: 3 February,2014 closed

Fees: Approx. 8,000JPY (including registration, banquet, and dormitory charges for 2 nights)

Travel support: Please ask to your appropriate IODP Program Member Offices <>.

Please do not hesitate to contact with J-DESC support <> if you have any questions.

カテゴリー: J-DESC パーマリンク