Applied Physical Oceanography
Waves propagating in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean（Mirai cruise, 2018）
Handy wave buoy FZ
A wave-tank placed in a low-temperature room.
Our mission is to better understand the mechanisms and processes that affect the ocean and to make use of this knowledge in ocean utilization and protection.
The principal objective of our research is to intelligently utilize the ocean based on a good understanding of its physics. To further our understanding, we conduct field observations, laboratory experiments, and numerical simulations. Facilities available to us, to collect these results, including the Hiratsuka ocean observation tower, large experimental wave tanks, and supercomputers. Applications of our research results include ship navigation, feasibility studies of marine renewable energy and disaster prevention. Furthermore, our constructed ocean information such as wave and ocean current energy data are made freely available by our user-friendly data server (*). Wind fields over the ocean have been also studied through the wind challenger project and support for national sailing teams.
- Ocean Technology Policy
- Ocean Industrial Science and Technology
- Marine Technology Devices and Smart Systems
- Ocean Resource and Energy
- Seabed Resource Development
- Marine Environmental Modeling and Synthesizing
- Marine Environment Systems
- Applied Physical Oceanography
- Marine environment observational research for the Arctic Ocean
- Climate Prediction and Its Application