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"Research and Development (R&D) Center for Submarine Resources" is consisted of three research groups and two administrative/promotion groups.

Director-General, R&D Center for Submarine Resources: Dr.Eiichi KIKAWA
Deputy Director-General, R&D Center for Submarine Resources: Dr.Katsuhiko "Katz" SUZUKI
Deputy Director-General, R&D Center for Submarine Resources: Kenji TAKEDA
Coordinator: Masayuki WATANABE
Coordinator: Dr.Tomohiko FUKUSHIMA
Advisor: Prof.Hodaka KAWAHATA(University of Tokyo)
Advisor: Dr.Toshifumi MATSUOKA(Fukada Geological Institute)
Advisor: Prof.Koshi YAMAMOTO(Nagoya University)
Advisor: Dr.Yoichi KAMAGATA(AIST)
Advisor: Dr.Satoshi SHIOKAWA(JOGMEC)
Advisor: Prof.Takafumi HIRATA(University of Tokyo)
Advisor: Prof.Masumi YAMAMURO(University of Tokyo)
Advisor: Prof.Tomoko YAMAMOTO(Kagoshima University)

Geobio-Engineering and Technology Group

"Geobio-Engineering and Technology Group" addresses some important societal issues on sustainable carbon and energy cycles through the advanced research of deep subseafloor biosphere. For example, the geological sequestration of CO2 in marine subsurface systems and its ecological consequences, and the exploration of deep-sea mud-volcano subsurface as a natural pipeline of deep-sourced fluid and hydrocarbons.

Member
Dr.Fumio INAGAKI (Group Leader)
Dr.Hiroyuki IMACHI
Dr.Wataru TANIKAWA
Dr.Yuki MORONO
Dr.Tatsuhiko HOSHINO
Dr.Akira IJIRI
Dr.Shunichi ISHII
Dr.Motoo ITO
Resource Generation Environment Research Group

"Resource Generation Environment Research Group" achieves geochemical researches on chronology of various kinds of resources on land and subseafloor, researches on genesis of hydrothermal deposits, manganese crusts, rare earth rich sediments, and hydrocarbon resources.

Member
Dr.Hidenori KUMAGAI
Dr.Tatsuo NOZAKI
Dr.Ken TAKAI
Dr.Naohiko OHKOUCHI
Dr. Yoshio TAKAHASHI(invited, University of Tokyo)
Dr.Yasuhiro KATO (invited, University of Tokyo)
Dr.Toshitsugu YAMAZAKI (invited, University of Tokyo)
Dr.Yoshinori TAKANO
Dr.Masahiro YAMAMOTO
Dr.Takazo SHIBUYA
Dr.Shinsuke KAWAGUCCI
Dr.Maria Luisa Tejada
Dr.Teruhiko KASHIWABARA
Dr.Yoichi USUI
Dr.Masafumi SAITOH
Dr.Shingo KATO
Dr. Akira ISHIKAWA(invited, University of Tokyo)
Dr.Nanako O. OGAWA
Dr.Hiroshi AMAKAWA
Dr.Kenji SHIMIZU
Dr.Junichi MIYAZAKI
Dr.Chisato YOSHIKAWA
Dr.Shiki ACHIDA
Dr.Asako TAKAMASA
Dr.Yohei MATSUI
Dr.Hiroko MAKITA
Dr.Sakiko KIKUCHI
Dr.Yasuko YAMAGISHI
Sayuri KUBO
Yukari OTSUKI
Hideo YAMAMOTO
Kiyomi KUMAGAI
Naomi TAKAHASHI
Naomi TAWARAYAMA
Yuji KINOSHITA
Chihiro ITO
Taisei FUJIWARA
Ryo SHIMOMURA
Kazuhide MIMURA
Moei YANO
Koichi HORINOUCHI
Yoshitaka HONMA
Dr.Kosuke GOTO (guest, AIST)
Dr.Hajime SHIMODA(guest, AIST)
Dr.Honami SATO(JSPS)
Dr.Koichiro FUJINAGA(external, Chiba Institute of Technology)
Yusuke SAWAKI(external, University of Tokyo)
Dr.Keiko SATO(external, National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College)
Dr.Wataru FUJISAKI(JSPS)
Environmental Impact Assessment Research Group

"Environmental Impact Assessment Research Group" investigates monitoring and observation of marine biodiversity and researches for impact of exploitation of submarine resources.

Member
Dr.Hiroyuki YAMAMOTO (Group Leader)
Dr. Hideto TAKAMI
Dr.Takehisa YAMAKITA
Dr.Tomo KITAHASHI
Dr.Michinari SUNAMURA (invited, University of Tokyo)
Dr.Tetsuya MIWA
Dr.Dhugal Lindsay
Dr.Yasuo FURUSHIMA
Dr.Hiromi WATANABE
Dr.Wataru ARAI
Keisuke SUNAHARA
Hiroshi MORITA
Mitsuko UMETSU
Dr.Tadashi MARUYAMA
Dr.Motohiro SHIMANAGA (guest, Kumamoto University)
Exploration Research Group

"Explaration Research Group" carry out plannings and implementations of exploration for acceleration of submarine resources research.

Member
Dr.Hideaki "bucci" MACHIYAMA (Group Leader)
Dr.Hirofumi YAMAMOTO
Dr.Fujio YAMAMOTO
Dr.Tadanori GOTO (invited, Kyoto University)
Koichi IIJIMA
Dr. Kazuya KITADA
Junji KANEKO
Dr.Yuka MASAKI
Shinya SATO
Yusuke OTA
Dr.Izumi SAKAMOTO (guest, Tokai University)
Planning and Coordination Group

"Planning and Coordination Group" operates plannings, coordinations and administrative works in and out of the project for promotion of the whole activity.

Member
Hiroyuki KIKUTA (Group Leader)
Shiro MATSUGAURA
Makishi SHINAGAWA
Yu MATSUNAGA
Aki TANAKA
Jun TSUDA
Miki TANNO
Chika TABATA
Junko KIKUCHI
Sanae SENSHU