Course of Applied Marine Environmental Studies
Marine Ecosystem Studies
The purpose of this course is to conduct advanced and specialized research of creatures and substances constituting the hydrosphere environment to facilitate conservation of the marine environment and effective usage of resources.
We foster specialists through:
1 Natural, life scientific and ecological studies of individuals or groups of sea creatures
2 Studies of material cycles in oceans and their ecosystems
3 Geochemical, eco chemical and applied biochemical studies of natural and artificial chemical substances in the hydrosphere environment
Ocean Science and Technology
e 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.
Applied Ocean Engineering
We research into and educate about ships sailing on oceans for mass transport of people, cargo and energy, marine structures benefiting from the marine environment for the sustainable development of human beings, establishment of each system related to safe navigation, control, management, environmental conservation and legal regulations required for underwater vehicles, and invention, development and application of advanced telecommunications, electronic control technologies, etc., required for design and operation of such vehicles.
Maritime Safety Technology
For sea transport supporting not only our daily lives but also the fundamental global economy and more and more promising ocean development, it is essential to correspond to the global environmental impact brought about by them, not to mention ensuring the safety of the ships and the related facilities. We review such security and environmental conservation from multiple points of view including macro and micro aspects, and research and educate to facilitate ship performance, navigation systems and environmental stress reduction, working with the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology.
For logistics, which is fundamental for our daily lives and economic activities and is developing due to globalization and informatization, targeting fields like transport, storage, logistics and processing, logistics information, and logistics management, we conduct research and education regarding plan and design, operation and management, devising strategies and policies, etc., for consistent transport systems combining air, land and sea transport, logistics systems from production to consumption, logistics information systems integrated with logistics, and overall logistic systems to promote economic efficiency and social utility.
Marine Machinery and Systems
We use various machines and their systems required for effective and safe utilization of oceans by humans while conserving the earth's environment.
Based on comprehensive knowledge of machine engineering, electrical and electronics engineering, energy and environmental engineering, material science, measurement and control engineering, system engineering, safety engineering, etc., we conduct research into and education about the latest technologies such as engines for vessels, turbines, generators, machines and electric equipment for vessels, marine structures and platforms, underwater robots, observation devices, new power systems including fuel cells and superconducting motors, new devices and materials.
Industrial Policy and Culture
Aiming to propose better policies to utilize oceans, we conduct research and education for sustainable use of marine resources and new utilization to elucidate a coexistence relationship between the sea and humans. Therefore, we tackle problems of production, use and processing of marine resources, especially committed to maintain resources after the EEZ system was applied and elucidate in terms of social science for their usage.
Also, we conduct research regarding usage of the sea surface and coast areas for leisure and health, the relationship between marine utilization and human development, and literature with topics about environmental problems. In this way, we will handle various cultural problems related to marine utilization and conservation of the marine environment.
Marine Exploring and Utilization
The technology development department of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, the promoter of large-scale projects leading the world, participates in research and development projects competing with world-leading research organizations including projects with Shinkai 6500, Kaiko, Urashima, MRX and a deep-submergence vehicle to cross the Arctic Ocean, explorations to find underwater objects with sonar, projects to measure or analyze global oceans with ocean acoustic tomography, and projects to utilize oceans such as wave power generation with floats, tidal power generation, airports and plants built on the sea.
(Dedicated Program of Graduate School) (Joint Program)