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.

As a Joint Usage / Education Center of MEXT, Marine Site provides diverse educational programs for university undergraduate and graduate students such as Open Summer Courses, as well as supporting the use of our facilities by students for their research programs.


Staffs in our center made the guide 'Identification guide of seaweeds on Japanese tsunami debris' (PDF).
KU-MACC site has been moved to new one (
15/07/03 Renewal of web site
14/02/05 Radioactive cesium accumulation in seaweeds by the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant accident - two years' monitoring at Iwaki and its vicinity. Journal of  Plant Research(2014)127:23-42(PDF).