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Ocean Science and Technology

We precisely understand phenomena occurring in oceans with various time and space scales through observations, experiments and theories, investigate mechanisms of occurrence of phenomena and interactions between different phenomena, and conduct research and education to build a model enabling prediction of changes in the marine environment.

Also, to utilize oceans and their resources rationally and sustainably while conserving the environment, we conduct research and education on measurement and information systems making full use of advanced theories and engineering technologies, development and advancement of production systems, risk management of the environment, system evaluation, etc.

Introduction of Major Fields

Contents of research

We conduct research to establish systems to predict marine phenomena such as waves and tides, and to understand natural atmospheric and marine phenomena required for conservation of marine environments, development and application of advanced light sensing technologies to measure atmospheric environments and evaluate change in the earth's environment, comprehensive energy management to reduce environmental loads, and establishment of environmental risk evaluation methods and safe function execution systems to reduce risks.

Instructional approach

The methods of system engineering combining related basic engineering are effective to analyze and protect the marine environment. It is necessary to be conscious of marine environment, energy and safety issues, and to commit to solve them.

Attractive points

It is of utmost importance to protect the marine environment, which is the largest part of the earth's environment. We can contribute to the world with advanced research.

Class Subjects

Physical Oceanography KITADE Yujiro
Ocean ecosystem dynamics YAMAZAKI Hidekatsu
NAGAI Takeyoshi
Advanced Data Analysis for Ocean Science NEMOTO Masao
Advanced Seminar in Environment Measurement ARAKAWA Hisayuki
Advanced Environmental Mathematics TSUBOI Kenji
OHNAWA Masashi
Advanced Nearshore Environmental Engineering OKAYASU Akio
INAZU Daisuke
Advanced Marine Observation System AMAKASU Kazuo
Advanced Marine and Fishery Mechanics SAKAI Hisaharu
TODA Katsuyoshi
Applied Information System Engineering MIYAMOTO Yoshinori
UCHIDA Keiichi
Marine Safety Science TAKEDA Seiichi
UENO Kimihiko
Statistical Methods in Marine Engineering IWASAKA Naoto
Control System Design SUYAMA Koichi
Marine Culturology IWABUCHI Akifumi
Advanced Fisheries Environment Technology KUWAHARA Hisami
Reflection Seismology TSURU Tetsuro
Advanced Ocean Floor Geoscience NAKAHIGASHI Kazuo
Satellite Meteorology TAKEYAMA Yuko
Coastal and ocean environment and energy engineering IKEYA Tsuyoshi
Advanced Marine Geotechnics TANI Kazuo
Electronic Device Engineering IDA Tetsuya

Details of Research

Ocean Environmental Technology

Contents of research

In this course, advanced scientific technologies to utilize the sea and its resources sustainably are researched. Specifically, we conduct research regarding conservation and sustainable usage of coastal areas, sound measurement technologies of resource volumes, habits and surrounding environments of sea creatures, invention of environmentally friendly marine machine systems, solutions to various problems related to maritime labor and ship safety, technologies related to effective exploration, utilization and development of mineral and energy resources, and improvement of environment, safety and economic performances of the facilities using marine resources and energy.

Instructional approach

The students will learn the basics about knowledge and theories to utilize marine resources permanently while conserving the environment. Also, through experiments and measurements in laboratories and fields, they will conduct research while interacting with the marine environment.

Attractive points

As long as humans exist on the earth and use oceans, it is necessary to get along with oceans. In this field, you can conduct attractive research, seriously considering the co-existence of oceans and humans.

Physics and Environmental Modeling

Contents of research

In real oceans, there are many phenomena on various scales interacting with each other. The systems that deal with the dynamics of the marine environment and material transport and consist of a combination of various elements from simple systems to complex systems. Accurate forecast models will be established by clarifying and modeling each of those elements. In this field, considering the sustainable lives of humans and effective use of oceans, we will engage in observation and discovery, elucidation of mechanisms, and invention and establishment of models from the viewpoints of mathematics, physics and metrology.

Instructional approach

The students will learn methods to elucidate mechanisms and model while enhancing the capabilities to identify truth through field research and analysis of various data sets, in addition to improvement of academic ability that becomes the base of research capabilities.

Attractive points

Recently, there have been many natural disasters and environmental problems beyond expectation. By elucidating the mechanisms of such phenomena and changes, and predicting them accurately, it is possible to take countermeasures required for sustainable human activity.