About OPRI

Since 2000, the Ocean Policy Research Institute, formerly known as the Ocean Policy Research Foundation, has worked as a think tank which aims for a harmonious relationship between mankind and the oceans through ocean policy research, policy recommendations and publication of information.

The Institute also contributed to the enactment of the 2007 Basic Act on Ocean Policy. Since then, the Institute has actively participated in international conferences and debates on ocean governance, and has conducted a number of activities to materialize and promote the implementation of 12 Basic Policies Measures on the ocean as stipulated in the Basic Act on Ocean Policy.

Having inherited the activities, human resources, knowledge and networks of the Ocean Policy Research Foundation, the Ocean Policy Research Institute will build upon the Foundation's legacy by conducting research, communication and collaboration as well as publicizing information on the oceans, both in Japan and overseas.