National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) Earth System Division
Head of the Office for Global Environmental Data Integration and Analytics
Head of the Global Carbon Project Tsukuba International Office
Principal Research Coordinator of the Planning department
Tomoko Shirai completed her Ph.D. in the department of chemistry, Graduate school of science at the University of Tokyo. Thereafter, she worked for the Earth Observation Research Centre of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), the Rowland/Blake laboratory in the chemistry department at University of California, Irvine (UCI). She joined National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES) in 2004. Her main research interest has been environmental impact of atmospheric trace gases, especially greenhouse gases (CO2, CH4, N2O, halocarbons...). She also fosters open science also fosters open science by operating a database (Global Environmental Database) and developing a research data management system. She is the chair of the subcommittee on promoting DOIs registration for research data, and a member of the Japan Data Repository Network (JDARN), affiliated with the Research Data Utilization Forum (RDUF).