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In order to realize a sustainable society minimizing carbon dioxide emissions, researches focusing on the development of ocean renewable energy such as wind, ocean current/tidal current, waves, solar, and ocean thermal energy are conducted. Utilization systems and response/risk analysis methods from the viewpoints of technical feasibility, safety, and economic efficiency are studied. In particular, regarding floating offshore wind energy development, we are participating in Japanese national projects in which our research results are put into practice. This is an area where international competition is taking place.
Development of oil & gas and mineral resources is critically important for supporting economic activity in Japan. Systems for production of offshore oil & gas and development of deep seafloor mineral resources are investigated. In addition, researches are conducted toward the utilization of promising potential of huge sea areas spreading in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone for such as methane hydrate development, CO2 storage below seafloor as a measure against global warming, and deployment of logistics and stockpiling facilities in the ocean space.