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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, Center: Dr.Eiichi KIKAWA
Senior Coodinator for Planning, R&D center for Submarine Resources: Toru SASAKI
Assistant Director: Masayuki WATANABE
Assistant Director: Dr.Tomohiko FUKUSHIMA
Assistant Director: Dr.Satoshi TSUKIOKA
Advisor: Prof.Hodaka KAWAHATA(University of Tokyo),
Prof.Toshifumi MATSUOKA(Kyoto University),
Prof.Koshi YAMAMOTO(Nagoya University),
Dr.Yoichi KAMAGATA(AIST),
Prof.Takafumi HIRATA(Kyoto University),
Prof Koushi YAMAMOTO(Nagoya University),
Dr.Satoshi SHIOKAWA(JOGMEC),
Prof.Masumi YAMAMURO(University of Tokyo),
Associate 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.Yuki MORONO,
Dr.Tatsuhiko HOSHINO, Dr.Akira IJIRI, Dr.Wataru TANIKAWA,
Dr.Motoo ITO, Dr.Yoko OHTOMO,Akemi IMAJYO,
Dr.Yojiro IKEGAWA (guest,CRIEPI)
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.Katsuhiko "Katz" SUZUKI (Group Leader)
Dr.Tatsuo NOZAKI, Dr.Kenji SHIMIZU,
Dr.Hiroko MAKITA, Dr.Yasuko YAMAGISHI, Dr.Teruhiko KASHIWABARA,
Dr.Maria Luisa Tejada, Dr.Ryoko SENDA,
Yukari OHKI, Hideo YAMAMOTO,
Dr.Ken TAKAI,
Dr.Shinsuke KAWAGUCCI, Dr.Junichi MIYAZAKI,
Dr.Takazo SHIBUYA, Dr.Masahiro YAMAMOTO,
Dr. Yuta KONNO, Dr.Hidenori KUMAGAI,
Dr.Naohiko OHKOUCHI,
Dr.Nanako O. OGAWA, Dr.Yoshinori TAKANO,
Dr.Chisato YOSHIKAWA,
Yukari KUBO,
Dr.Akira USUI (invited,Kochi University), Dr.Yasuhiro KATO (invited,University of Tokyo), Dr.Takashi ITO (invited,Ibaraki University),
Dr. Yoshio Takahashi(invited, University of Tokyo),
Dr. Akira Ishikawa(invited, University of Tokyo)
Dr.Hajime SHIMODA(guest,AIST), Dr.Blair THORNTON (invited,University of Tokyo),
Dr.Kosuke GOTO (guest,AIST), Dr.Koichiro FUJINAGA,(external,University of Tokyo), Dr.Honami SATO(JSPS), Dr.Kentaro NAKAMURA (invited, University of Tokyo),
Yusuke SAWAKI (external, Tokyo Institute of Technology)
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.Yasuo FURUSHIMA,
Dr.Tetsuya MIWA, Dr.Dhugal LINDSAY,
Dr. Hiromi Watanabe,

Dr.Yoshie UCHIFUNE,Dr.Wataru Arai,

Keisuke SUNAHARA,
Kumiko OSHIMA, Mitsuko UMETSU, Hiroshi MORITA,
Dr.Michinari SUNAMURA (invited,University of Tokyo) ,
Dr.Motohiro SHIMANAGA (guest,Kumamoto University) ,
Dr.Huang He(eternal,CHUO 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.Takafumi KASAYA), Dr.Fujio YAMAMOTO, Dr.Yoshiro NISHIO,
Koichi IIJIMA, Dr. Kazuya KITADA,
Dr.Keiko SATO, Dr.Yuka MASAKI,
Dr.Izumi SAKAMOTO (guest),
Dr.Tadanori GOTO (invited,Kyoto 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)
Tsuyoshi NOGUCHI, Dr.Takeshi MAKI, Yu MATSUNAGA, Jun TSUDA, Miki TANNO