About OPRI


Hide Sakaguchi
Ocean Policy Research Institute

Hide Sakaguchi
Dr Hide Sakaguchi is President of the Ocean Policy Research Institute (OPRI) of the Sasakawa Peace Foundation. Prior to joining OPRI in 2021, he served as Research Associate at Kobe University, Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO of Australia, Adjunct Professor at the Earthquake Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, and Executive Director of JAMSTEC. Dr Sakaguchi is specialized in Computer Science, Geoscience, and Engineering. He received a PhD from the Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University in 1995.

Academic/Professional Background

Professional Background
  • 2018-2021 Executive Director of JAMSTEC
  • 2015-2018 Assistant Executive Director of JAMSTEC
  • 2014-2018 Director of the Department of Mathematical Science and Advanced Technology (MAT), JAMSTEC
  • 2008-2014 Program Director of the Institute for Research on Earth Evolution (IFREE), JAMSTEC
  • 2003-2004 Group Leader of IFREE, JAMSTEC
  • 2002-2003 Adjunct Professor at Earthquake Research Inst. University of Tokyo
  • 2000-2002 Principal Research Scientist of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia
  • 1998-2000 Research Scientist at Division of Exploration and Mining of CSIRO
  • 1991-1998 Research Associate, Department of Faculty of Agriculture, Kobe University
Academic Background
  • Oct. 1995 PhD at the Graduate School of Agriculture, KYOTO University (Thesis tile: Pattern Formation in Granular Media)
  • Mar. 1987 M.S. in Agricultural Engineering
  • Mar. 1985 B.S. in Agricultural Engineering 

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