Ocean Resource and Energy

We propose new ocean utilization systems as solutions to energy, natural resources, and global environmental issues.

Aiming at developing new types of resources and energies with small negative environmental impact, our laboratory conducts researches on realization of ocean renewable energy such as offshore wind, ocean current, tide, thermal, wave, and solar energies that are now being actively investigated in the world. We also perform researches on development of natural resources and natural gas storage system in the deep ocean. We propose technology demonstration projects of ocean renewable energy and ocean resource, as well as developing state-of-the-art core technologies of offshore platform such as motion response and vortex-induced motion (VIM) of floating structures, vortex-induced vibration (VIV) of underwater line structure, stationkeeping, and material characteristics.