Fresh seafoods such as rockfish, cod, squid----
The ocean in the Sanriku area of the Tohoku Region had rich fisheries that provided a habitat for a variety of seafoods on the dinner table. However, the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake, which occurred on March 11, 2011, and subsequent massive tsunamis changed marine ecosystem significantly.
To contribute to the revitalization of fisheries in the Tohoku Region, the Tohoku Ecosystem-Associated Marine Sciences (TEAMS) research program was launched by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology in January 2012.
Led by the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Tohoku University, and the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute of the University of Tokyo, TEAMS conducts research to elucidate the impacts of the earthquake and tsunamis on marine ecosystems in the Tohoku coastal regions and its offshore areas and to scientifically investigate the changing process.
We explain JAMSTEC’s activities and achievements in TEAMS.