Ocean Technology Policy
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.
- Ocean-current power generation
- Technologies for observation and prediction at sea by marine drones.
- Offshore wind development system
- Ocean Technology Policy
- Ocean Industrial Science and Technology
- Integrated Marine-System Health Management
- Ocean Resource and Energy
- Seabed Resource Development
- Marine Environmental Modeling and Synthesizing
- Marine Environment Systems
- Ocean Information Systems
- Applied Physical Oceanography
- Marine environment observational research for the Arctic Ocean
- Climate Prediction and Its Application