Photo by A. Fraser
Photo by A. Fraser



NAME: Daiki NOMURA (野村 大樹) 


BIRTH: August 1980, Aichi, JAPAN


E-MAIL: daiki.nomura(at)



Sea ice biogeochemistry                                   


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Our laboratory is focusing on the bio-geo-chemical cycles in the ocean and their effects on the ocean environment. Target parameters are organic and inorganic gasses in the ocean and sea ice. Research area is from Arctic, Okhotsk, Bering, Pacific, coast of Hokkaido to Southern Oceans. We welcome your joining as Master and Ph.D course students and JSPS postdoctoral fellow.






2004 May: Chukchi Sea, off Barrow, Alaska (Sea ice field course)


20062009, 2011, 2014 and 2016. FebruaryMarch: Southern Sea of Okhotsk and Saroma-ko Lagoon, Japan


2007 March: Baltic Sea, Finland (Sea ice field course)


2008 May: Chukchi Sea, off Barrow, Alaska (Sea ice field course)


2009 December2010 March: Lützow-Holm Bay, off Syowa Station Antarctica (JARE51)


2011 AprilMay: North of Svalbard, Arctic Ocean by Lance (ICE11)


2012 JanuaryApril: Tempelfjorden in Svalbard, High Arctic (TEMP12)


2012 SeptemberNovember: Southern Ocean by Aurora Australis (SIPEX-II)


2013 JuneAugust: The Weddell Sea, Mid-winter cruise by Polarstern (AWECS)


2015 February–March: Arctic Ocean, Mid-winter (leg 2): Norwegian Young Sea Ice cruise by Lance (N-ICE2015)






20072008: JSPS-DC2, Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


20082009: JSPS-PD (Changed from JSPS-DC2), Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


20092011: Postdoc, National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan


20112012: JSPS for Research Abroad, Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway 


20122013: JSPS-PD, Norwegian Polar Institute, Tromsø, Norway (From Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan)


2013–2015: JSPS-PD, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


2015 April–September: Postdoc, Institute of Low Temperature Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


2015 October–now: Assistant Professor, Faculty of Fisheries Sciences,
Hokkaido University, Hakodate, Japan


2016 April–now (concurrent post): Arctic Research Center, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan






1999: Ichinomiya-Nishi high school, Aichi, Japan


2003: B.A. Department of Engineering, Kansai University, Osaka, Japan


2005: M.D. Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan


2008: Ph.D: Graduate School of Environmental Earth Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan






 Matsuno Prize: Hokkaido University: 2005


 Very Impressive Presentation (VIP) Prize: The Japanese Society of Snow and Ice: 2010


 Okada Prize: The Oceanographic Society of Japan: 2014






 JSPS-DC2: 20072008


 JSPS-PD: 20082009


 JSPS-Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (Start-up): 20092010


 ROIS-Seeds project: 20092010


 JSPS-Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity Start-up: 20102011


 JSPS-Research abroad: 20112012


 Svalbard Science Forum-Arctic Field Grant: 2012


 JSPS-PD: 20122015


 Japanese Society of Snow and Ice-Inoue field grant: 2013


 Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation: 2014


 JSPS-Grant-in-Aid for Young Scientists (B): 20152017


 Sasakawa Scientific Research Grant: 2015


 SCOR working group (ECVice): 2016-





Nomura D, Granskog M.A, Fransson A, Chierici M, Silyakova A, Ohshima K.I, Cohen L, Delille B, Hudson S.R, Dieckmann G.S. CO2 dynamics over young and snow-covered Arctic sea ice in winter and spring (Submitted).



Fripiat F, Meiners K.M, Vancoppenolle M, Ackley S.F, Arrigo K, Carnat G, Cozzi S, Delille B, Dieckmann G.S, Dunbar R.B, Fransson A, Kattner G, Kennedy H, Lannuzel D, Munro D.R, Nomura D, Papadimitriou S, Rintala J.M, Schoemann V, Stefels J, Steiner N, Thomas D.N, Tison J-L. Macro-nutrient concentrations in Antarctic pack ice: Overall patterns and overlooked processes. Elementa-Science of the Anthropocene (In revision).



Nomura D, Aoki S, Simizu D. Role of sea-ice crack formation on biological productivity and transport of biogeochemical components into sea ice. Limnology and Oceanography (In revision).



Toyota T, Massom R, Lecomte O, Nomura D, Heil P, Tamura T, Fraser A.D. On the extraordinary snow on the sea ice off East Antarctica in late winter, 2012. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 131, pp5367, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.02.003, 2016.



Coad T, McMinn A, Nomura D, Martin A. Effect of elevated CO2 concentration on the microalgae in Antarctic pack ice algal communities. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 131, pp160169, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2016.01.005, 2016.



Damm E, Nomura D, Dieckmann G.S, Martin A, Meiners K.M. DMSP and DMS cycling within Antarctic sea ice during the winter spring transition. Deep-Sea Research Part II, 131, pp150159, doi:10.1016/j.dsr2.2015.12.015, 2016.



Chavanich S, Viyakarn V, Nomura D, Watanabe K. Potential changes in feeding behavior of Antarctic fish, Pseudotrematomus bernacchii (Boulenger, 1902) on the East Ongul Island, Antarctica. Polar Science, 9, 4, pp389–392, 2015.



Tamura T, Ohshima K.I, Lieser J.L, Toyota T, Tateyama K, Nomura D, Nakata K, Fraser A.D, Jansen P.W, Newbery K.B, Massom R.A, Ushio S. Helicopter-borne observations with portable microwave radiometer in the Southern Ocean and the Sea of Okhotsk. Annals of Glaciology, 56 (69), doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A621, 2015.



Ooki A, Nomura D, Nishino S, Kikuchi T, Yokouchi Y.  A global-scale map of isoprene and volatile organic iodine in surface seawater of the Arctic, Northwest Pacific, Indian, and Southern oceans. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JC010519, 2015.



Nomura D. Effects of sea-ice growth and decay processes on the biogeochemical cycles in the polar oceans. Umi no Kenkyu (Oceanography in Japan), In Japanese with English abstract and Figures, 24, 2, 2015.



Fransson A, Chierici M, Nomura D, Granskog M.A, Kristiansen S, Martma T, Nehrke G. Effect of glacial drainage water on the CO2 system and ocean acidification state in an Arctic tidewater-glacier fjord during two contrasting years. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, doi:10.1002/2014JC010320, 2015.



Miller L.A, Fripiat F, Else B.G.T, Bowman J.S, Brown K.A, Collins R.E, Ewert M, Fransson A, Gosselin M, Lannuzel D, Meiners K.M, Michel C, Nishioka J, Nomura D, Papadimitriou S, Russell L.M, Sørensen L.L, Thomas D.N, Tison J.-L, van Leeuwe M.A, Vancoppenolle M, Wolff E.W, Zhou J. Methods for Biogeochemical Studies of Sea Ice: The State of the Art, Caveats, and Recommendation. Elementa-Science of the Anthropocene. 3, 000038, doi:10.12952/journal.elementa.000038, 2015.

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Granskog M.A, Nomura D, Müller S, Krell A, Toyota T, Hattori H. Evidence for significant protein-like dissolved organic matter accumulation in Sea of Okhotsk sea ice. Annals of Glaciology, 56 (69), doi:10.3189/2015AoG69A002, 2015.



Nomura D, Yoshikawa-Inoue H, Kobayashi S, Nakaoka S, Nakata K, Hashida G. Winter to summer evolution of pCO2 in surface water and air-sea CO2 flux in the seasonal ice zone of the Southern Ocean. Biogeosciences, 11, pp57495761, 2014.



Koga S, Nomura D, Wada M. Variation of dimethylsulfide mixing ratio over the Southern Ocean from 36°S to 70°S. Polar Science, 8 (3), 306–313, 2014.



Nomura D, Granskog M.A, Assmy P, Simizu D, Hashida G. Arctic and Antarctic sea ice acts as a sink for atmospheric CO2 during periods of snow melt and surface flooding. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 118, doi:10.1002/2013JC009048, 2013.



Nomura D, Assmy P, Nehrke G, Granskog M.A, Fischer M, Dieckmann G.S, Fransson A, Hu Y, Schnetger B. Characterization of ikaite (CaCO36H2O) crystals in first-year Arctic sea ice north of Svalbard. Annals of Glaciology, 54, 62, pp125131, doi:10.3189/2013AoG62A034, 2013. 



Nomura D, Simizu D, Chavanich S, Shinagawa H, Fukuchi M. An artificial pool experiment in Antarctic sea ice: Effects of sea-ice melting on physical and biogeochemical components of pool water. Antarctic Science, doi.10.1017/S0954102012000284, 2012.



Nomura D, Koga S, Kasamatsu N, Shinagawa H, Simizu D, Wada M, Fukuchi M. Direct measurements of DMS flux from Antarctic fast sea ice to the atmosphere by a chamber technique. Journal of Geophysical Research-Oceans, 117, C04011, doi: 10.1029/2010JC006755, 2012.



Nomura D, McMinn A, Hattori H, Aoki S, Fukuchi M. Incorporation of nitrogen compounds into sea ice from atmospheric deposition. Marine Chemistry, 127, pp9099, 2011.



Wada M, Koga S, Nomura D, Odate T, Fukuchi M. Report on a portable laboratory, made from a modified cargo container, aboard the RV Shirase during the 2009-2010 Antarctic cruise of the 51st Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE-51). Antarctic Record, 55, 3, 269286, 2011.



Oguma S, Ono T, Watanabe W.Y, Kasai H, Watanabe S, Nomura D, Mitsudera H. Flux of low salinity water from Aniva Bay (Sakhalin Island) to the southern Okhotsk Sea. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 91, pp2432, 2011.



Nomura D, Simizu D, Shinagawa H, Oouchida C, Fukuchi M. Biogeochemical properties of water in surface ponds on Antarctic fast ice and relationship to underlying sea ice properties. Journal of Glaciology, 57, 205, pp19, 2011.



Nomura D, Ooki A, Simizu D, Fukuchi M. Bromoform concentrations in slush-layer water in Antarctic fast ice. Antarctic Science, 23, 6, pp623628, 2011.



Nomura D, Kasamatsu N, Tateyama K, Kudoh S, Fukuchi M. DMSP and DMS in coastal fast ice and under-ice water of Lützow-Holm Bay, eastern Antarctica. Continental Shelf Research, 31, pp13771383, 2011.



Nomura D, Eicken H, Gradinger R, Shirasawa K. Rapid physically driven inversion of the air-sea ice CO2 flux in the seasonal landfast ice off Barrow, Alaska after onset of surface melt. Continental Shelf Research, 30, pp19982004, 2010.



Nomura D, Nishioka J, Granskog M, Krell A, Matoba S, Toyota T, Hattori H, Shirasawa K. Nutrient distributions associated with snow and sediment layers in sea ice of the southern Sea of Okhotsk. Marine Chemistry, 119, pp18, 2010.



Nomura D, Yoshikawa-Inoue H.,Toyota T, Shirasawa K. Effects of snow, snowmelting and refreezing processes on airsea-ice CO2 flux. Journal of Glaciology, 56, 196, pp262270, 2010.



Nomura D, Takatsuka T, Ishikawa M, Kawamura T, Shirasawa K, Yoshikawa-Inoue H. Transport of chemical components in sea ice and under-ice water during melting in the seasonally ice-covered Saroma-ko Lagoon, Hokkaido, Japan. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 81, pp201209, 2009.



McMinn A, Gradinger R, Nomura D. Biogeochemical Properties of Sea Ice. Field Techniques for Sea Ice Research, pp259282, 2009.



Nomura D, Inoue-Yoshikawa H, Toyota T. The effect of sea-ice growth on air-sea CO2 flux in a tank experiment. Tellus, 58B, pp418426, 2006.