We invite you to participate in the 37th International Symposium on the Okhotsk Sea & Polar Oceans
(Mombetsu-2023 Symposium) held in Mombetsu, Hokkaido, Japan, on 20-22 February 2023.
  The subjects are on sea ice, Arctic Sea Routes, global warming and other Northern region subjects. Due to concerns about the impact of the new coronavirus, the academic sessions will be a hybrid type that mixes online and face-to-face. Please feel free to join us


  • go 1st Circular
  • Symposium schedule: February 19 (Sun) ‐ 24 (Fri) in 2023
    • Presentation style is either real-time oral presentations (Zoom) by uploading files to the online meeting system.
      The overseas presentation format will be just Zoom. 

 SCHEDULE (2023, February) 

    • 19 (Sun) --- Special Talk by Tokiko Kato (singer) at Mombetsu Culture Hall
      20 (Mon)-22 (Wed)--- Scientific Session: hybrid of online and face-to-face
        20 (Mon)-23 (Thu)--- Public Program: face-to-face at Mombetsu Culture Hall
      24 (Fri) -- Children Symposium at Citizens’ Hall, Field trip: None

 Organized and sponsored by

    • City of Mombetsu,
    • Executive Committee of Symposium,
    • National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)
    • Kitami Institute of Technology (KIT)
    • Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University (ILTS)
    • Tokai University, Hokkaido Campus
    • Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology
    • Tokyo University of Agriculture - Okhotsk Campus
    • Graduate School of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University
    • Field Science Center for Northern Biosphere, Hokkaido University
    • Arctic Research Center, Hokkaido University
      • and more (Under planning)