Takeshi Nakatani, Yuya Nishida and Takeshi Ohki receive the Hydrographic Technology Encouragement Award from the Japan Hydrographic Association
June 3, 2020
Researcher Takeshi Nakatani, visiting Researcher Yuya Nishida, and Project Engineer Takeshi Ohki of the deep-sea resource research and development project team received the Hydrographic Technology Encouragement Award from the Japan Hydrographic Association.
This annual award is presented to young hydrographic engineers who have made outstanding achievements and promotes their motivation for further research and development. The award also contributes to the progress and development of hydrographic technology in Japan.
Team KUROSHIO's project was recognized for its efficiency and cost reduction by enabling observations through satellite control without the support of a manned vessel.
The award ceremony has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Development and Demonstration of an Offshore and Undersea Robotic System for Mothership-less Seafloor Surveys
- Japan Hydrographic Association Hydrographic Technology Encouragement Award.（https://www.jha.or.jp/en/jha/business/b06.html）
- Team KUROSHIO HP（http://www.jamstec.go.jp/team-kuroshio/en/）
- Topics (Jun 3, 2019)（http://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/jamstec_news/）
The seafloor exploration team include members from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Institute of Industrial Science, University of Tokyo, Kyushu Institute of Technology, National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology, Mitsui E&S Shipbuilding, Nippon Marine Enterprises, KDDI Research and Yamaha Motor.