Kobe University Research Center for Inland Seas (KURCIS) is located at the eastern end of the Seto Inland Sea, facing Osaka Bay. Our mission is to understand the origin of the characteristic environments found in inland seas and to elucidate the mechanisms of their functions, to investigate the diversity and behavior of all marine organisms living there, and to contribute to the preservation of these environments.

Research Groups

Emviromental Biochemistry

Marine Geophysics

Marine Biodiversity
Marine Site
Kobe University Macroalgal Culture Collection [KU-MACC]

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2013/8 '6th international meeting on the model brown alga Ectocarpus' will take place at Kobe University, on March 28-30, 2014. .....Click here for details.
Please download the abstract submission form (PDF, Word).

2008/3 Data Gallery was updated. [detail]*almost of them are in Japanese.

2007/11/20 The Marine Site of KURCIS has been registered as one of the core-sites of JaLTER(Japan Long-Term Ecological Research Network) since JaLTER is established. JaLTER officially has joined in ILTEA (International LTER), the networks of LTER on August 2007 [detail]

2007/07/20 Kurcis will organize the JAQUA anuual meeting which will will be held August 31 - September 2, 2007 in Kobe, Japan.

"Open Marine Field Course " will be held on August 1st-3rd. [detail] (in Japanese only)

2007/04/11 KURCIS belongs to the Organization of Advanced Science and Technology Kobe Univeristy from April 1st 2007.