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No.498 May 5, 2021
  • Traveling the World’s Oceans on the Traditional Sailing Canoe, Hōkūleʻa
    UCHINO Kanako
    Supervisor, Miura Ocean Academy
  • Kaisou Oshiba’s 30-Year Journey: Welcome to the Forest of the Ocean
    NODA Michiyo
    President, Kaisou Oshiba Society
  • Practical Studies in Marine Science at Tokai University’s School of Marine Science
    YAMADA Yoshihiko
    Provost,Shizuoka Campus , Tokai University.

Traveling the World’s Oceans on the Traditional Sailing Canoe, Hōkūleʻa

UCHINO Kanako
Supervisor, Miura Ocean Academy

The Hōkūleʻa is a traditional Hawaiian sailing canoe which only uses the stars, waves, wind, and other forces of nature instead of instruments like a compass to navigate islands beyond the horizon. I will here give a summary of the traditional sailing technique of navigating by the stars, as well as introduce our activities to date and the relationship between people and nature.

Kaisou Oshiba’s 30-Year Journey: Welcome to the Forest of the Ocean

NODA Michiyo
President, Kaisou Oshiba Society

Seaweed, the “Forest of the Ocean” that nurtures life, has a rich diversity of colors and shapes as a result of adapting to environments at various depths. Kaisou Oshiba, where you can learn about this diversity and enjoy gaining hands-on experience, began over 30 years ago at the University of Tsukuba’s Shimoda Marine Research Center. Environmental learning workshops are now being held at many different locations for a wide range of age groups.

Practical Studies in Marine Science at Tokai University’s School of Marine Science

YAMADA Yoshihiko
Provost,Shizuoka Campus , Tokai University.

Since its establishment in 1962, Tokai University’s School of Marine Science and Technology has placed great importance on practical studies in marine science, and has been training maritime personnel in a wide range of ocean-related fields for 58 years. Ocean education, having become highly specialized, requires collaboration and coordination among the various areas. Our School is aiming to further advance the comprehensive ocean education curriculum implemented thus far, as well as nurture individuals who can make contributions to a maritime nation.

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