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Our conference was very successful except
the typhoon attack at the end of our conference.
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The Study Group of Aero Aqua Bio-Mechanisms (ABMECH), Osaka University , University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Northeastern University Marine Science Center (NUMSC) are organizing the Third International Symposium on Aero Aqua Bio-Mechanisms (ISABMEC 2006). The symposium will be held on 3-7 July in 2006 at Okinawa Convention Center in Ginowan-city, Okinawa , Japan .  Original papers on the theme of this symposium are solicited for submission.


·         on July 3-7, 2006

·         at Okinawa Convention Center , Ginowan, Okinawa, Japan.






In 1997, the study group of Aqua Bio-Mechanisms (ABMECH) was established in Japan The goals of this group are: first, to understand the mechanisms that enable flying and swimming animals to move effectively and efficiently in their environments, and second, to reveal the characteristics of their structures, functions and behaviors.  Based upon this information we plan to develop novel machines and vehicles that mimic or emulate natural motions in environmentally benign ways.


To encourage broad participation in these interdisciplinary fields of basic science and applied engineering, ABMECH has previously organized the 1st and the 2nd International Symposia on Aqua Bio-Mechanisms in Honolulu in 2000 and 2003, respectively.  Over 70 biologists and engineers participated from Japan , the U.S.A. and five other countries.  Programs included oral and poster presentations as well as several keynote speeches.  The symposia provided many opportunities for networking between biologists and engineers.


We are now preparing the Third International Symposium on Aero Aqua Bio-Mechanisms (ISABMEC 2006).  gAqua Bio-Mechanismsh has been renamed gAero Aqua Bio-Mechanismh hoping to further expand our group to those studying various types of organisms and machineries under aerodynamic circumstances.  We believe that the studies on biomechanisms and bioengineering to be presented will have significant impacts on the future development of autonomous swimming and flying systems.  The symposium will also provide a good opportunity for you to visit Okinawa , one of the main prefectures now actively supporting marine science.  A project that has produced a prosthetic tail fluke for an injured bottlenose dolphin will be a major feature of an excursion to the Okinawa-Churaumi Aquarium.