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Faculty of Marine Science

Last Update : 2009-04-10 17:04
The sea, which accounts for more than 70% of the surface of the Earth, has not only an excellent environmental regulating function, but also is a treasure house of food resources. Therefore, the Faculty of Marine Science provides comprehensive education and research on the “knowledge, protection, and utilization of the sea.” It aims to deepen the understanding of the ocean through scientific research and promote the sustained utilization of marine bio-resources by protecting and restoring the marine environment in order to secure a stable food supply. Furthermore, it aims to secure and improve the safety of foods supplied by the oceans and develop and evaluate foods having new functions.

Department of Ocean Sciences

The Department of Ocean Sciences provides education and research not only in comprehensive oceanography that measures, analyzes, understands, and predicts phenomena in the oceans, but also in science and technologies related to the protection and restoration of the marine environment and its effective application.

Chairs Main Subjects of Study
・Marine Biology
・Marine Environmental Chemistry
・Physics and Environmental Modeling
・Ocean Environmental Technology
Introduction to Marine Science, Oceanographic Observation, Shipboard Training of Oceanographic Investigation, Advanced Ichthyology, Cetacean and Marine Mammal Biology, Biological Oceanography, Marine Ecosystem and Population Biology, Marine Biology, Environmental Microbiology, Marine Biotechnology, Marine Natural Product Chemistry, Functional Material, Environmental Pollution and Protection, Environmental System and Modeling, Marine Biotechnology, Ocean Data Analysis, Ocean Ecosystem Dynamics, Marine Environment, Fisheries Oceanography, Applied Information Technology, Costal Engineering, Advanced Marine Technology

Department of Marine Biosciences

The Department of Marine Biosciences provides education and research in science and technologies for the culture and breeding of marine bio-resources and theories and methods related to appropriate production and management systems to promote the protection and sustained utilization of marine bio-resources, and, consequently, secure a stable food supply.

Chairs Main Subjects of Study
・Fisheries Biology
Fish Physiology, Molecular Biology, Marine Biotechnology, Applied Microbiology, Applied Psychology, Fish and Shellfi sh Culture, Genetics and Breeding of Aquatic Animals, Fish Pathology, Fish Nutrition, Fish Behavior, Population Dynamics of Whales and Dolphins, Fishing Technology, Fish Population Analysis, Population Biology, Fishery Stock Enhancement and Conservation, Marine Ecology, Animal Geneties

Department of Food Science and Technology

The Department of Food Science and Technology not only develops technologies to completely utilize food resources, especially marine bio-resources, by using chemical, microbiologic, physical and engineering techniques, but also provides education and research necessary to secure and improve the safety of foods and develop and evaluate foods with new functions.

Chairs Main Subjects of Study
・Food Science
・Food Technology
Food Chemistry, Physical Properties of Food, Food Microbiology, Food Refrigeration Engineering, Science of Food for Health, Chemistry of Marine Resource Utilization, Marine Biotechnology, Science of Public Health, Food History of Japan, Technology Development and Patent, Food Chemistry Laboratory, Laboratory Exercises in Basic Microbiology, Exercises in Food Engineering, Training in Food Science and Technology

Department of Marine Policy and Culture

The Department of Marine Policy and Culture provides education and research comprehensively in various ocean-related social and human issues. The goal is to promote both ocean conservation and human affluence through various approaches such as economy, law, international relations, sports, language, literature, and science and culture.

Chairs Main Subjects of Study
・Marine Policy and International Culture
・Marine Utilization and Management
Marine Policy and Regulation, Fishery Policy, Marine Leisure Economics,  The History and Foundation on the Law of the Sea, International Relations, Marine Sports Practice, Literature of the Sea, History of Maritime Culture, Communication, Science and Technology Studies, Aqua Environmental Education

Teacher Training Course for Fisheries High School Education

The main objective of this course is to educate and train teachers for more than 40 fisheries senior high schools established in Japan. Persons admitted into this course must take any one of the four subjects described above.

Main Subjects of Study
Principles of Education, History of Educational Thought, Educational Psychology, Student Guidance and Career Guidance, Vocational Education, Methodology for Teaching Fisheries Science