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No.390 November 5, 2016
  • Voyage Data and Ship Data Center (ShipDC)
    Takashi NAGATOME
    President, Ship Data Center Co., Ltd.
    Selected Papers No.21
  • Efforts towards Ocean Education in Hachijojima Island
    Shogo CHIBA
    Principal, Tokyo Prefectural Hachijo Senior High School
  • The Resilience of Pukapuka Atoll, Polynesia's Isolated Island
    Toru YAMAGUCHI
    Professor, Archaeology and Ethnology Department, Keio University

Voyage Data and Ship Data Center (ShipDC)

Takashi NAGATOME
President, Ship Data Center Co., Ltd.

Ship Data Center Co., Ltd. (ShipDC) was established by Nippon Kaiji Kyokai (NK) to collect and provide voyage data in a neutral manner. The effective use of big data had been hampered by the specific nature of ships until the situation began to improve recently. This article describes the current state of data application involving ships, and presents the background and goals for establishing ShipDC.
Selected Papers No.21

Efforts towards Ocean Education in Hachijojima Island

Shogo CHIBA
Principal, Tokyo Prefectural Hachijo Senior High School

Located on Hachijojima Island, the southernmost of the Izu Islands, Tokyo Prefectural Hachijo Senior High School has begun an initiative that will further improve its ocean education. This fiscal year, the school was selected as one of the "Ocean Education Pioneer Schools" (Co-organized by the Nippon Foundation, University of Tokyo Ocean Alliance, and Ocean Policy Research Institute-Sasakawa Peace Foundation). Adding a global perspective to the systematic approach towards ocean education that had previously been focused on the local region, we hope to broaden our horizons from the seas of Hachijojima to the oceans of the world.

The Resilience of Pukapuka Atoll, Polynesia's Isolated Island

Toru YAMAGUCHI
Professor, Archaeology and Ethnology Department, Keio University

The Pukapuka Atoll lies in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean. On this isolated Polynesian island, there has been an effort to create a communal space in the villages, called "Motu," for the recovery of the island's resources. Learning from the "Motu," we can gain knowledge on how to survive many types of natural disasters, including cyclones.

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