NIAES Annual Report 2006 が２００７年３月に公表されました。この報告は、２００５年４月から２００６年３月までの農業環境技術研究所の運営と研究活動を英文で紹介するものです。冊子版と同内容のＰＤＦファイルを、農業環境技術研究所のＷｅｂサイト に、近日中に公開します。
Being willing is not enough; we must do
The National Institute of Agro-Environmental Sciences became an Independent Administrative Institution (a semi-autonomous agency) on 1 April 2001 and altered its name to the National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences (NIAES). The mission of the new Institute was clearly described in legislation: to conduct fundamental technological research and other activities pertaining to the environments of organisms used in agricultural production, with the aim of helping to upgrade technologies for the conservation and improvement of those environments. At the same time, a 5-year Plan with a target year of 2005 was formulated. The 5-year Plan aimed to achieve the following research targets, on not only a local but also a global scale, within the frame of the Institute's mission:
To fulfill the objectives of the 5-year Plan, the following key concepts were targeted:
We have reviewed our yearly plans by a strict post-evaluation of both our production over the previous year and the degree to which we have fulfilled the objectives of, and endeavored to steadily implement, the 5-year Plan. To this end, we have examined the following nine objectives, which are fundamental to the implementation of the Institute's functions, and have constantly checked our progress against them:
FY 2005 was the target year of the first 5-year Plan. We therefore examined our progress, not only what we have accomplished in FY 2005 but also in achieving the goals described in the 5-year Plan against the nine objectives mentioned above. Notably, the implementation of the 5-year Plan has received high praise from the evaluation committee constituted by the Ministries.
A new 5-year Plan with a target year of 2010 was formulated by the end of FY 2005. It will be important for us to constantly check our progress in achieving the goals of this new 5-year Plan against the same nine objectives listed above. Leonardo da Vinci said, "Being willing is not enough; we must do." We promise you that we will resolutely engage in our work, with these words as our motto.
Many products from FY 2005 are presented in this annual report, and for your information the new research and administrative organization are also introduced here.
It will be to our great delight if the reports of our work in FY 2005 inspire the further development of research on the agro-environment and are used to solve agro-environmental problems. A list of research papers published by NIAES in FY 2005 is included at the end of the report. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions about any aspect of agro-environmental research.
Yohei SATO, Dr. Agr.
Message from the President
Basic Philosophy, Code of Conduct, and Environmental Charter
History of NIAES
Highlights in 2005
Main Research Results
Major Symposia and Seminars
International and Domestic Research Collaboration
Advisory Council 2005
Academic Prizes and Awards
New Research Depertments and Centers
Research Overview and Topics in 2005
Department of Global Resources
Department of Biological Safety
Department of Environmental Chemistry
Natural Resources Inventory Center
Chemical Analysis Research Center
Invitations, Training and Information Events
Symposia and Workshops
Overseas Research and Meetings
Budget, Staff Numbers and Library Holdings
NIAES Campus Map (Site Layout and Main Research Equipment)
Internet Web Site of NIAES