On 5th November 2019, Mr. Patrick MEDUSIN (Ambassador of Monaco to Japan) and Ms. Noriko KATAYANAGI (Japan diplomatic assistant, Prince's Palace of Monaco) visited Professor Hideaki MURAYAMA* and Lecturer Ryota WADA** and exchange information about our “Solar boat Project” and Monaco Solar & Energy Boat Challenge.
Department of Systems Innovation and Department of Ocean Technology, Policy and Environment has a collaborating lecture called “Solar Boat Project” which Professor Murayama in charge of. For a Sustainable Low-Carbon Society, in this lecture, students are aiming to design an original solar boat and participate in “Crewless Solar Boat Competition in Lake Biwa”.
Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, Monaco is a very active country for CO2 reduction and marine protection and they are passionate about “innovation” and “sustainability” with the goal of developing new energy sources and reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 50% of 1990 by 2030 and becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
The Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, Monaco is a wonderful event that combines innovation and sustainability Contributing to future energy development.
In the near future, we hope the University of Tokyo team led by Prof. Murayama will participate in this The Solar & Energy Boat Challenge, Monaco and appeal the potential of solar boats as a global warming countermeasure to people all over the world.
Solar & Energy Boat Challenge
Monaco Tourist Authority
Yacht Club de Monaco
Crewless Solar Boat Competition in Lake Biwa
* Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment Graduate School / Department of Systems Innovation, School of Engineering / PSI Couse, Systems Innovation, Faculty of Engineering
** Department of Ocean Technology, Policy, and Environment Graduate School / E&E Course, Systems Innovation, Faculty of Engineering.
The Solar Boat Project is a joint lecture between the Department of Systems Innovation and the Department of Marine Technology and Environment.