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6th International Sclerochronology Conference

May 22 All day

The University of Tokyo, Japan (Hybrid conference)


Dear colleagues,

The 6th International Sclerochronology Conference will be held from May 22 to 25, 2023 at the Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo, Japan (Hybrid conference). Topics of the conference include various research fields (paleoclimatology, environmental studies, ecology, paleontology, archaeology, biomineralization, etc.) using biological hard parts (shells, coral skeletons, otoliths of fish, animal bone, etc.). Abstract submission and registration are now open. For more information, please visit the official website: http://sclero-conf.jp

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at the following e-mail address: 6thisc2022@gmail.com

We are looking forward to your participation.

LOC: Kotaro Shirai, Michio Suzuki, Shin-ichi Ito, Naoko Sugihara, Shiono Miki (University of Tokyo); Kazuki Yokouchi (Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency); Kozue Nishida (University of Tsukuba); Kaoru Kubota (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology); Kentaro Tanaka (Tokyo City University); Ming Tsung Chung (National Taiwan University); Kazuho Shoji (JSPS post-doctoral fellow/ University of Yamagata) Kei Sato (Kanazawa University)


6th International Sclerochronology Conference (Hybrid Conference)


Timeline for 6th ISC registration

4th (Tue) Oct 2022, 14:00 JST:  Registration Opened

4th (Tue) Oct 2022, 14:00 JST: Abstract submission Opened

21th (Mon) Nov 2022, 23:59 JST: Deadline for abstract submission

Decision on the abstract oral/poster acceptance will be notified before 14th (Wed) Dec 2022.

31st (Tue) Jan 2023, 23:59 JST: Deadline for On-SITE partition as well as REGULAR registration for On-LINE partition.

(JST: Japan Standard Time, UTC +9)

Please be aware that the abstract deadline is coming soon!

Registration fee

On-SITE : 55000 JPY 

On-LINE : 35000 JPY 

On-LINE for Early Career Researcher: 20000 JPY  (Students and Postdocs who got Ph.D. within 5 years)


21st (Sun) May 2023: Ice Breaker

22nd (Mon) -25th (Thu) May 2023: On-SITE session (Hybrid)

(Banquet will be held on 23rd)

26th (Fri), 27th (Sat)  May 2023: Workshops, Field excursion, other activity (TBD)


1) Biomineralization

2) Climate and Oceans: Past, Present and Future

3) Environmental monitoring and pollution

4) Fisheries Ecology and Management

5) Paleoecology and Evolution

6) Proxy Development and Optimization

7) Sclerochronology, archaeology and Human-Environmental Interactions


On behalf of the LOC

Kotaro Shirai

Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo