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Faculty

Ocean Technology Policy


Image of ocean current turbine
Image of ocean current turbine

Future test site in Singapore
Future test site in Singapore

Model test in a towing tank
Model test in a towing tank

We devote to research and development of the ocean technology that is the key for future utilization of EEZ, and we are sending out our messages to various circles.

It is well known that resources and energy, such as sea-floor hydrothermal deposit and methane hydrate, are present in EEZ of Japan. EEZ can be also utilized for natural energy conversion, such as wind power and tidal and ocean-current energy conversion. Offshore aqua-farming can contribute to increase of self-sufficiency in food.

Our laboratory aims to present a technology policy for industrialization of these marine technologies. Prediction of key-technology in the future is most important for making the effective technology policy. This can be achieved only by studying typical marine technologies, finding key technologies and predicting future aspect by ourselves.
Specifically, the following three themes are studied.

  1. Ocean-current power generation
  2. Technologies for observation and prediction at sea by marine drones.
  3. Small foot print Floating Logistics Terminal



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