Our laboratory launched in April 2002. We study on marine food & energy production and ecosystem preservation based on hydrodynamics by combination of water tank and field tests, and computational analysis. We collaborate with many universities, institutes, and private companies.
We have studied on the environmental impact assessment of offshore structures developing a hydrodynamic and ecosystem coupled model since the launch of the laboratory, aiming at interpolating observations in time and space for understanding the mechanism of variations in environment and predicting the future ecosystem for contributing to environmental impact assessment and management. Recently, we study on environmental impact and carrying capacity assessments of aquaculture, and ecosystem preservation by integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA). We are also involved in the environmental impact assessment using water tank testing and the development of a simply operated monitoring system. We have studied on a marine food production system since 2007. We like to contribute to regional revitalization realizing the attractive fishery which comes from labor-saving and energy-saving utilizing IoT and AI. We utilize the model experiment at Small Towing Tank with Wave Maker and Water Circulation, IIS Ocean Engineering Basin, and Horizontal Circulating Water Channel with Wave Maker and Wind Tunnel. We have developed an offshore underwater feeding barge, a large-scale submergible cage, and a controllable depth cage (CDC) . We are currently involved in the automated harvesting system of set net fishery and enhancing primary production utilizing deep waters .
We started the study on marine renewable energy at 2012. Marine renewable energy such as offshore wind energy is expected for reducing carbon dioxide emission. We are developing a motion-controlled ship with wave energy harvesting and an innovative wave energy device . We are also interested in a new ecosystem creation around the marine renewable energy facility and integrated marine space utilization .
Students with a research subject of computer analysis also participate in experiments and field studies to understand phenomena in the real sea. The laboratory meeting is held about once every two weeks, but apart from this, we are proceeding with research while holding meetings for each subject. Since many international students are enrolled, we use both Japanese and English.
Our laboratory accepts the students from Department of Systems Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. If you have a plan to study in our labratory, look at the homepage of Department of Systems Innovation.
If you want to join our laboratory, to know our activities or to visit our laboratory, please contact to Daisuke KITAZAWA ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).