Okinawa Environmental Research Support Section 沖縄環境研究支援セクション

The Okinawa Environmental Research Support Section (OERSS) has the network with the Okinawa society, environmental observation networks, and experienced teams supporting those functions, which developed through the OKEON Churamori Project ( We are supporting the terrestrial field surveys and its system conducted in Okinawa. We also aim to contribute to the sustainable development of Okinawa through environmental research and education.



− Provision of support for terrestrial field work in Okinawa
− Maintenance and management of common equipment for terrestrial fieldwork
− Develop, manage, and facilitate use of the Okinawa Environmental Observation Network (OKEON)
− Maintenance and management of equipment for OKEON
− Execute and manage long-term data collection and sample storage for OKEON
− Contribution to the sustainable development of Okinawan communities utilizing OKEON data, human resources, and collaborative network

− 沖縄県内の陸域におけるフィールドワークのサポート
− 陸域フィールドワークに関する共通機器の維持・管理
− OKEON美ら森プロジェクトの運営と発展、活用
− OKEON美ら森プロジェクト観測機器の維持・管理
− OKEON観測網による、長期的なデータ収集および試料コレクションの管理・保管
− OKEON美ら森プロジェクトのデータや人材、協働ネットワークを活用した、沖縄社会の持続的発展への貢献


Current service for OIST researchers

-Information and network provision and paperwork support for permissions required for terrestrial field sampling in Okinawa Prefecture
-Coordination with local community to conduct field survey in Okinawa Prefecture
-Providing information about the OKEON Churamori project study area
-Providing supports for field survey in the OKEON Churamori Project study areas
-Return, promotion and its coordination of the academic outputs related to the OKEON Churamori Project to Okinawa society

− 沖縄県内の陸域サンプリングに必要な許認可の探索と案内、申請支援
− 沖縄県内の陸域調査実施に必要な地元との調整
− OKEON美ら森プロジェクト調査区についての情報提供
− OKEON美ら森プロジェクト調査区での調査実施に対する総合支援
− OKEON美ら森プロジェクトに関わる学術成果の、沖縄社会へ還元、プロモーション、およびその調整