Okinawa Marine Science Support Section


The nature of marine environment around Okinawa is so rich and diverse, including beautiful coral reefs, peaceful mangrove ecosystems, deep-sea hydrothermal vents, and the dynamic Kuroshio. These surrounding environments also deliver great opportunities for marine science research to researchers. By providing our best supports, the Okinawa Marine Science Support Section (OMSSS) contributes to all aspects of marine science research activities.



  • Operation of OIST Marine Science Station
  • Maintenance and management of common equipment for marine science research
  • Providing technical support for marine science research
  • Maintenance and management of the marine monitoring systems

Acknowledgement and co-authorship

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