The major tasks of this research project are as follows: 1) reconstruction of paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental
changes since the Last Glacial Maximum; 2) reconstruction of paleoenvironmental changes
during the Pleistocene; 3) introduction of climatic indicator and age dating methods and investigation of
principle applicable as proxies. We will analyze sediment cores obtained from the continental shelf and
the deep sea in the Southern Ocean to reconstruct the past environment and identify the principles for the
introduction of the dating method and the climate indicator and the development of available climatic proxy.