is the President and CEO of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program Management International (IODP-MI)
IODP-MI is a marine research programme supported by 24 countries that explores the Earth’s history by using scientific ocean drilling to sample and monitor subseafloor environments.
Suyehiro has spent nearly 30 years in the research field of marine seismology and was Executive Director of Research and Development at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) from 2003 to 2009. He also currently chairs the Partnership for Observation of the Global Oceans (POGO).
He has led and participated in a number of marine seismological research works and has authored many papers in the areas of subduction zone structure and dynamics, island arc structure and evolution, and seafloor and borehole sensor system developments and networking. His recent works include establishing permanent geophysical observatories in ocean boreholes to monitor earthquakes and tsunamis.