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RIO DE UT - The great river of UTokyo, delivering talented people to the Offshore Industry

An endowed laboratory for the “Realization of Integrated Ocean DEvelopment and UTilization systems” (Established in 2013)

RIO DE UT is the Platform of Cooperative Innovation focused on advanced technologies applied on the Offshore Engineering.
Our goal is the development of new technologies and empower people to a huge challenge: the development of Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).    
RIODEUT Website

During the last decades, the world has witnessed a tremendous technology leap of the Offshore Industry to develop Oil & Gas field in water depths beyond 2000 m. So far, the Japanese companies have supported this Industry with some essential technologies, but they have not yet played a major role in the development of integrated engineering. RIO DE UT was established with the donation from 10 private companies to improve the integrated and comprehensive offshore engineering capabilities in Japan.

Our starting point was to study the state of the art of the Offshore Industry. After 1 year of existence, RIO DE UT started the research in the following themes:(1) Overall offshore oil, gas field development system, (2) Prediction, monitoring technology development, (3) Subsea technology development. Beside the academic research and joint industry research in innovative technologies, RIO DE UT carries out knowledge dissemination and professional training related to the Offshore Engineering for young engineers and students. We believe that due to this close relationship between Academia and Companies, RIO DE UT is also becoming a network where professionals and current students are creating strong connections and exchanging information and experiences.

We hope that RIO DE UT bears fruit of a new comprehensive and innovative offshore engineering system to be used for the development of methane hydrate, seafloor massive sulfide deposits and other natural resources in the Japanese EEZ and abroad. However, the most important is to empower the talented people who have contributed for the comprehensive offshore engineering and advanced field technology in RIO DE UT. These people will play an important role in the offshore development in Japan’s EEZ and in the rest of the world in the future.


Research Project: Wave on Demand
Research Project: Wave on Demand
Technical Seminar
Technical Seminar
Research Project: Mooring Integrity Management
Research Project: Mooring Integrity Management


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