Greetings from Kobe, Japan.
My lab was born in the University of Maryland, College Park, but moved permanently to Kobe, Japan as of January 1, 2013. Data Assimilation Research Team was launched on October 1, 2012, and now has 4 members including myself. We are looking for more members, if anyone is interested in working with us on exciting data assimilation research in Kobe, please contact me (Takemasa Miyoshi).
RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS) is located in the port island, within 15 minutes by train (Port Liner) from downtown Kobe (Sannomiya Station). The view from my new lab is simply amazing, a wide ocean view with the beautiful Akashi Bridge and Awaji island. We are facing to the west, and can see very beautiful sunset in the early evening. Kobe is known for its port, and we can find many boats and ships coming and going. With this new wonderful environment, we refresh ourselves and work on exciting research on data assimilation with the 10-Peta-Flops K computer.