The Marine Site of KURCIS is located at Iwaya, on the north end of Awaji Island. Research buildings of the Marine Site include a dormitory for 30 persons. The facilities can be used for lectures, seminars, and workshops. We provide field sampling equipment for approximately 30 persons, including various sizes of waders, wetsuits, snorkeling gear, and safety equipment such as life jackets and safety helmets. Water quality monitors, Secchi discs, plankton nets, dredges, and Van Dorn water samplers are available for marine observations. Laboratories are equipped with microscopes (for 30 persons), a fluorescence microscope, transmission electron microscope, thermal cycler for PCR, electrophoresis systems, and a laser diffraction particle size analyzer. Two kinds of cars are available for sampling, drop-offs and pick-ups. The Marine Site's research vessel "Onokoro" (30-person capacity) is available for marine observations and sampling.
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 ILTER (International LTER), the networks of LTER on August 2007.
International Long Term Ecological Research (ILTER) consists of networks of scientists engaged in long-term, site-based ecological and socioeconomic research. The mission is to improve understanding of global ecosystems and inform solutions to current and future environmental problems.
There are 15 core-sites equivalent for our Marine-site in Japan. And 2sites, including our Marine site, are of the places for Ocean.
Access to Marine Site
|Outside practice room
|Seawater tank for holding aquatic organisms
|Ship "Onokoro" （9.7t）|
|illustrated reference book