Another collaboration with Andreas
March 17, 2023. Another collaboration with Andreas Andersson appeared in nature climate change.
Yosuke's new paper
January 30, 2023. Yosuke’s new paper was published. Read more at Hakai Magazine and JAMSTEC press release (Japanese, English).
Collaboration with Naha Coast Guard Office
January 27, 2023. OIST and Naha Coast Guard Office sign Collaboration Agreement. Find out more at OIST news, RBC news, and NHK news.
Collaboration with Andreas and Stephen
January 25, 2023. Collaboration with Andreas and Stephen was published recently.
Noam's new paper
January 14, 2023. Noam’s new paper was published. Read more at Seychelles News Agency and Phys.org.
Otis' first paper
December 22, 2022. Otis’ first paper was published. Find out more at the OIST news.
Congrats Maki, farewell Angela
December 21, 2022. Celebration on Maki’s Ph.D. and farewell to Angela.
Congrats Bob, welcome Kimika
October 22, 2021. We celebrated Bob's successful Ph.D. thesis exam presentation last night, and also welcomed Kimika Takeyasu (research intern from Kobe University).
SoKa Project 2020 → For better bathymetry grids
Understanding the dynamics and circulation of oceans is quite a challenge while having tremendous impact on global and local environment. There exists multiple ways to approach it: from buoy releases to numerical modeling. However, whatever the method chosen, the knowledge of the bathymetry (seafloor elevation) is a keystone of the process.
How do typhoons affect microbes?
MBU members study the impact typhoons have on coastal microbial communities through 'Red soil' runoff. Using in-situ sampling either side of powerful typhoon events and mesocosm experiments, the authors of this study have made some concerning discoveries.
A Geologist and the Kuroshio
Noam Vogt-Vincent joined the Mitarai Unit as an intern to study the historical flow of the Kuroshio
Today we mark Juan Diaz's final day as a Mitarai unit intern. After an extremely successful seven month internship studying the impact of red soil runoff on planktonic communities as a "Red-Soil Ranger" Juan will be leaving, but hopefully not for long...
Paleobiology of the Deep-Sea in Okinawa
Senior scientist of Paleobiology at Sweden’s Natural History Museum in Stockholm visits OIST and the Mitarai Unit. Steffen Kiel (centre) came to hunt for fossilised deep-sea molluscs and discuss collaborations in chemosynthetic ecosystem biogeography.
MBU members help Onna village with typhoon relief
OIST scientists join the cleanup effort in onna after the devestation of typhoon #24 (Trami).
Prateek Singh collaborates with the Marine Biobhysics Unit at OIST as a visiting researcher all the way from the University of Oulu, Finland.
Deep Sea Biology Symposium 2018
Mitarai Unit members attend the Deep-Sea Biology Symposium 2018 in Monteray, California.
Akiko's Baby Shower
Mitarai Unit members organize a suprise baby shower for the Research Unit Administrator, Akiko.
With plenty of cake and decorations we say a temporary farewell to Akiko before she goes on maternity leave.
Fortunately we wont be so lost without her as her replacement, Masako, is on hand to support our research.
You'll be missed Akiko.
Earth Day 2018: Beach Clean
Mitarai Unit members join local volunteers from the Japanese Self Defence Force and other groups within Onna-village to clean litter from local beaches.
This event organised by OIST's Community Relations team is just one of many beach cleaning efforts that occur every month of the year, mostly organized by groups of students.
Oceanographic expedition MR17-03C delayed by Typhoon
Oceanography cruise delayed due to too much oceanography.
Image credit of 'The Weather Channel'
6th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE6)
Satoshi Mitarai Presenting at the 6th International Symposium on Chemosynthesis-Based Ecosystems (CBE6).
Wave Glider in the News
The Mitarai Unit's 'Wave Glider' device was the focus of an article written by Alexandra Branscombe in the journal of Earth and Space Science News.
Chasing Corals before the IAB meeting
Mitarai Unit members join together at lunch to watch 'Chasing Corals' Featuring Prof. Ruth Gates who will be joining us this week along with other IAB members to discuss the future of Marine Science at OIST.
Cruise Complete (MR17-03C)
A collaborative research expedition between Mitarai Unit members, the Japanese Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) as well as other national and international agencies, has successfully come to an end.