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Dr. Yosuke Kamide, a Nagoya University Professor Emeritus was a brilliant scientist in the physics of aurora and ionosphere-magnetosphere coupling processes. After he worked in US in 1973-1977 and in Kyoto-Sangyo University in 1977-1992, he moved to the Solar-Terrestrial Environmental Laboratory (STEL), Nagoya University, as a full professor for 1992-2007, including the term served as the director of STEL in 1999-2005. In STEL, he conducted state-of-art space weather research with a new facility called Geospace Environment Data Analysis System (GEDAS). He has also contributed to make the STEL, which was newly established in 1990, to an international institution, by inviting many top-class scientists to STEL and by organizing several important international conferences, such as the International Conference on Substorms-4 (ICS-4) at Lake Hamana on March 1998, the first STEP-Results, Applications, and Modeling Phase (S-RAMP) conference at Sapporo on October 2000, and the 23rd General Assembly of International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) in Sapporo on June-July 2003. His activities during the time of STEL also expanded to the international organizations. He was one of three major founders of Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). He was a Vice President of the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA) for 2003-2007 and member of several international committees of Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) and Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP). He acted as the editor of the Journal of Geophysical Research – Space Physics and Geophysical Research Letters for total eleven years. He was also enthusiastic for outreach of auroral sciences by publishing many public books and by editing a comic-book series of solar-terrestrial physics. The comic-book series are being further translated to more than ten languages in the world in collaboration with SCOSTEP. This translation activity is still going on, contributing widely to the public outreach of solar-terrestrial physics.
Dr. Kazuo Shiokawa is currently a professor and a vice-director of the Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE), Nagoya University. He is also the director of the Center for International Collaborative Research (CICR) of ISEE. In 1990 after the graduation of Master course of Tohoku University, he joined the Solar-Terrestrial Environment Laboratory, Nagoya University, as a research associate. He obtained a Ph.D degree in 1994 in Nagoya University. He was a visiting scientist of the Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany, from July 1996 to June 1997. He became an associate professor on January 1999 and full professor on September 2008. He acted as a co-chair of the 5-year program VarSITI (Variability of the Sun and Its Terrestrial Impact) of the Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics (SCOSTEP) for 2014-2018 and became the President of SCOSTEP since 2019. His topic of research is space science and aeronomy in general, particularly for dynamical coupling of the solar wind, magnetosphere, ionosphere, thermosphere, and mesosphere. He has been developing and operating multi-point ground-based optical and electromagnetic instruments from high to equatorial latitudes at various places in the world, to measure aurora and airglow as well as ULF/ELF/VLF waves.
Institute for Space-Earth Environmental Research (ISEE),