Innovation to Address Climate Change
Donor support will help OIST continue and expand research and initiatives to address climate change, such as developing next-generation solar cells and new methods to guide conservation and adaptation planning for a range of ecological settings. Additionally, island sustainability research in ecology and biodiversity will allow us to better understand and preserve the natural history and cultural heritage of Okinawa, including two World Natural Heritage Sites.
Marine Science at OIST
Donor support will enable OIST to establish a research center to improve ocean health through world-leading discoveries; teach environmental DNA (eDNA) sequencing techniques to international researchers; create a fellowship for students to engage locally in coral restoration; and fully equip the OIST Marine Science Station with a scientific research vessel, diving facilities, and state-of-the-art aquarium.
I hope our family gift [to OIST’s coral research] is a good way to keep all of us together in spirit and contribute to the lasting beauty of the ocean and our environment.