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What is the TSUNAGARI Project?

How much do we really know about the earth, and ourselves? The "TSUNAGARI" project is an innovative project in which we can share scientific information with the world through a new form of visual expression, and provides us with "know - ledge" on our planet and our species.Through "Tsunagari" we, together, will build a better vision for our own future.

The "TSUNAGARI" Project enables your understanding of the links (TSUNAGARI) among life forms in the ecosystem of the Earth, as well as the relations (TSUNAGARI) between the Earth and you, as evolved over Earth's 4.6 billion years. The project's mission is to help you position yourself within this great TSUNAGARI, and consider what you can do to enhance the connection (TSUNAGARI) of our current rich Earth to future generations.

The 3 tools are produced so that you can realize these TSUNAGARI in realistic ways. By utilizing these tools a new image of the Earth will be adopted and presented based on the various forms of TSUNAGARI composed from ideas from people all over the world, research data related to Earth, and the expression of artists. Additionally, the "TSUNAGARI" project features a totally new world map, the "AuthaGraph" (see inside for details), that will be adopted within the Geo-Palette and will introduce a new method of perceiving, "Earth without the center".

The 11 March 2011 earthquake re-visited questions on the dangers and possibilities of cutting-edge science and technology. Never before have people worldwide attached such an importance to the visualization and sharing of scientific information. The three tools of the "TSUNAGARI" project exactly attend to these concerns. As a life form on earth, we should be aware of the “TSUNAGARI”, between us and all life, and thus create a vision for the future.

This fusion creates a "New Earth Awareness" as we transverse boundaries and integrate all wisdom. The "TSUNAGARI" Project will be offered worldwide as a foundation for transmitting information concerning our Earth.


Cooperating institutes (alphabetical order)
Census of Marine Life TOPP Project
Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry
Geospatial Information Authority of Japan
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources
Hokkaido University
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
Japan Meteorological Agency
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA
National Institute for Environmental Studies
NOAA-ESRL Global Monitoring Division
Tamagawa University
Tangible Earth
United Nations
University of Tokyo
University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center
U.S. Geological Survey
Yamanashi Institute of Environmental Sciences

- Geo-Cosmos -
Mitsubishi Electric corporation
Go and Pertners, Inc.
GK Tech Inc.

- Geo-Palette -
Internet Initiative Japan Inc.

- Geo-Scope -
GK Tech Inc.

Schematic Design
AuthaGraph Co., Ltd.

Logo design and graphic design
Oouchi Kayo

Photography of Geo-Cosmos(Top Web Sites)
Naoya Hatakeyama