After finishing his Master of Science at the Center for Climate System Research of the University of Tokyo, he joined the Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) in 1998. He held the position of Senior Researcher, which he vacated in 2015.
During his career at the MRI, he was engaged in many national projects on ocean policy, such as developing a Marine Cadastre prototype system and aiding in the formulation of the second Basic Plan on Ocean Policy in Japan.
Although his research mainly focused on physical oceanography, his research interests also include ocean policy and science-based information sharing. He is also in charge of the program on the UN Decade of Ocean Science at OPRI-SPF.
Ishizu,M. ; Miyazawa, Y.; Tsunoda T,; Guo, X. "Seasonal variability in the inorganic ocean carbon cycle in the Northwest Pacific evaluated using a biogeochemical and carbon model coupled with an operational ocean model", Climatic Change, 162, 877–902, 2020
Ishizu, M.; Miyazawa, Y.; Tsunoda, T.; Guo, X. “Development of a biogeochemical and carbon model related to ocean acidification indices with an operational ocean model product in the North Western Pacific”, Sustainability, 11(9), 2677, https://doi.org/10.3390/su11092677, 2019
Marine Lebrec, Stephanie Stefanski, Ruth Gates, Sevil Acar, Yimmang Golbuu, Astrid Claudel-Rusin, Haruko Kurihara, Katrin Rehdanz, Delphine Paugam-Baudoin, Tomohiko Tsunoda, Peter W. Swarzenski ,“Ocean acidification impacts in select Pacific Basin coral reef ecosystems”, Regional Studies in Marine Science, 28, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rsma.2019.100584, 2019
Sastri A.R, Christian J.R, Achterberg E.P, Atamanchuk D., Buck J.JH, Bresnahan P., Duke P.J, Evans W., Gonski S.F, Johnson B., Juniper S.K, Mihaly S., Miller L.A, Morley M., Murphy D., Nakaoka S., Ono T., Parker G., Simpson K., Tsunoda T.,” Perspectives on in situ sensors for ocean acidification research”, Frontiers in Marine Science, 6, 2019
Tomohiko Tsunoda, “Study on the Impacts of Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Islands States”, Journal of Japan Society for Pacific Island Studies, 5, 2017 (in Japanese)
Tomohiko Tsunoda and Keita Furukawa, “Development of Communication Tools on Ocean Acidification”, PICES 2016 Annual Meeting, 2016
Masanori Muto, Tomohiko Tsunoda, and Fumio Kumasaka, “Development of Marine Spatial Data Infrastructure in Japan”, GSDI 12 World Conference, 2010.
The Oceanographic Society of Japan
Japan Society of Ocean Policy
Japan Society for Pacific Island Studies
2015- Senior Research Fellow at Ocean Policy Research Institute of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (OPRI-SPF)
1998-2015 Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) in 1998. He held positions as Senior Researcher
Master of Science (1998 University of Tokyo)
Bachelor of Science (1996 Kyoto University)