About US

The Japan Nodal Office, under a consortium agreement with five universities across Japan(Hokkaido University, Sapporo (Chief organization); Hiroshima University, Hiroshima; Tohoku University, Sendai; Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu; and University of Tsukuba), manages research on Vulnerability, Resilience, and Sustainability of the Land Systems.

The Japan Nodal Office assists GLP International Project Office (IPO).

Objetive 1

To identify the causal processes of land system vulnerability

Objective 2

To identify the quality of coping capacity linked to different perturbations

Objective 3

To assess the role of governance in bolstering land system resilience

Get Involved

We are promoting the capacity building of this research field. Please join our program such as summer/winter school. For the first step, please join our Facebook group or contact us.  


January 24, 2020

We are very pleased to announce the symposium is scheduled to take place in Hokkaido, Japan, Feb 3rd-5th, 2020.

Title: Young Sustainability Symposium (YSS) - 2020

Venue: Room D-101, Graduate School of Environmental Science/Faculty of Environmental Earth Science,


September 12, 2019

Date: October 16, 2019 - October 18, 2019 9:00AM- 5:30 PM


Graduate School of Environmental science,
Hokkaido University,
5 chome kita 1o jonishi,kita ward,sapporo,hokkaido 060-0810,Japan

The purpose of this symposium is to organize a three days meeting which inc...

May 7, 2019

  • Date
    21 st to 24 th May 2019 (excluding afternoon of 21 st )

  • Venue
    Graduate School of Environmental Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo and Rakuno Gakuen University, Ebetsu (to be announced)

  • Target students
    Master’s/PhD students and Post-doctoral fel...

August 21, 2018

GLP Japan Nodal Office, together with the Faculty of Environmental Earth Science of Hokkaido University and Tokyo University of Agriculture, organized International Conference on UVA in Environment at Hokkaido University on 20th and 21st August 2018.

There were 20 prese...

July 23, 2018

Anyone who is interested in is welcome to join without registration!! 

Joint Seminar of GLP Japan and Taipei Nodal Offices: 
Current issues of Land Science in Asia

Organizers: GLP Japan Nodal Office and GLP Taipei Nodal Office

Venue: Room D101, Faculty of Environmental Ea...

July 12, 2018

Date: 20 - 21 August, 2018
Venue: Hokkaido University
D101 Graduate School of Environmental Science

Contact: Dr. Ram Avtar

ram at ees.hokudai.ac.jp ; change at to @

The aim of this conference is to attract numbers of participants from academia, industry, government and pr...

May 30, 2018

Tue, Jun 19, 2018 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM CEST 

The GLP working group on co-production is pleased to invite you to our first webinar, a kick-off session for anyone interested in co-production in the field of land-system science. 

The webinar is open to people already engaged i...

March 6th-9th, 2018, a joint international training course co-organized by National Dong Hwa University (Taiwan), Hokkaido University (Japan) and the GLP Japan Nodal Office was successfully held in Sugar Lohas, a well-known eco-tourism spot in Hualien, Taiwan.


April 26, 2018

GLP Asia conference will be held in Taipei on 03-05 September 2018.

"The goal of this conference is to provide, from global to local, interdisciplinary sustainability solutions, which can be covered by the themes:

Urban rural teleconnections
Integrated regional models

On 20th April 2018, an international short training course was successfully held in the Central Department of Geography of Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.

Twenty-five Master’s students from the Central Department of Geography of Tribhuvan University have joined...

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