CEPA APPROACH UTILIZING "TANGIBLE EARTH"-1 (FEAT. MIRAIKAN/NATIONAL MUSEUM OF EMERGING SCIENCE AND INNOVATION)
MINISTRY OF EDUCATION, CULTURE, SPORTS, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF JAPAN
Date and Time
18 October 2010 13:15 - 14:45
“Tangible Earth” is the world’s first interactive globe, invented by Prof. Shinichi TAKEMURA. It is a medium which makes it possible to visualize in real-time various aspects of our planet (such as cloud movements, cyclones, global warming, the global migration of birds and whales) as well as socio-cultural and historical developments, with the aim of raising the level of “global consciousness” of future generations. Tangible Earth will be a gift to them, showing not only the exceptional beauty and dynamism of our living planet but the vital bond among citizens who share one globe. As an innovative and effective way to raise awareness of global environmental issues, particularly among children, Tangible Earth has already been exhibited at Miraikan, National Museum of Nature and Science, and the Ministry of the Environment of Japan. It was also presented at the Toyako G8 summit and at UNFCCC/COP15. For this Tangible Earth exhibit at the COP10, the latest biodiversity research results are provided from government agencies, government research institutes (e.g., JAMSTEC/Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, JAXA, etc.), universities, and other related international organizations. It may propose new perspectives on biodiversity. It is also expected to give an opportunity for researchers to discuss about methodologies for public understanding in their research.