Prof. Kentaro Ando


Dr. Kentaro Ando

Principal Research Scientist

Research Center for Global Change, Japan Agency for Marine and Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)

Research Themes:

1) Effects on dynamic and thermodynamic processes of salinity in the tropical Indo Pacific

2) Air sea interaction in the tropical Indo-Pacific

Current Scientific Projects:

1)        TOCS (Tropical Ocean Climate Study) program since 1994

2)        TRITON buoy program since 1998


April, 1982-March, 1986: Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University (B.S.)

April, 1986-March, 1988: Department of Geophysics, Faculty of Science, Tohoku University (Master degree)

April, 1988-December, 2001: Researcher, JAMSTEC

March, 1994-March, 1995: Visiting Researcher, PMEL/NOAA

October, 1995-July, 1996: Trainee for administrative affairs at Science and Technology Agency 

January, 2002: Doctorate (Science) at Tohoku University

July, 2002- June 2003: Associate staff for administrative affaires at MEXT

January, 2002-April 2009: Associate Scientist, JAMSTEC

April 2009- present: Principal Research Scientist, Group Leader, RCGC, JAMSTEC

Panel members:

2012-2014: CLIVAR Pacific Panel

2013-present: WESTPAC Advisory Group

2014-present: TPOS Steering Committee

2015-present: TPOS Western Pacific Task Team co-chair


Contact Information:

Address: Research Institute for Global Change Japan Marine

Science and Technology Centre 2-15 Natsushima-cho Yokosuka 237-0061

Tel:     +81-46-867-9462

Fax:    +81-46-867-9835