The research station was established in 1973 to investigate the marine environment of the Seto Inland Sea and to conduct researches on shallow water ecosystems, especially primary productivity, role of intertidal zone in the coastal sea and management of water quality concerning to aquaculture. We have biological and chemical laboratories with experimental and analytical equipments for the university education and research. The station has two modern research vessels Calanus III(19t)” and Nauplius II(1.1t)” with on-board research facilities and equipment, such as Multi Seawater Sampler with CTD, Acoustic Doppler Current Profilers or Side Scanning Sonar,to ensure that scholars are fully able to pursue their research interests.

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