The Marine Site of the Kobe University Research Center for Inland Seas (KURCIS) has been approved as a Joint Usage/Education Center for "Marine biology, ecology and environmental management for urbanized coastal areas" by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan since July, 2014. The Marine Site provides diverse education programs for university undergraduate and graduate students, such as Open Marine Field Courses, as well as supporting the use of our facilities by students for their research programs.
The objective of this program is to carry out education programs for university undergraduate and graduate students to learn comprehensive perspectives in various academic subjects such as biology, earth sciences, and environmental sciences, to understand, control and improve coastal biodiversity, ecology and characteristic environmental problems of the urban coast. Our education programs also include learning the interactions between coastal and inland water ecosystems for the purpose of understanding coastal areas from a broad perspective. To achieve these purposes, we provide marine courses for undergraduate and graduate students and also provide use of our facilities to students for their own research projects.
Our Education Programs
○Open Marine Field Courses
For undergraduate students majoring in science, three marine field courses will be held at the Marine Site. [Detailed contents of each course are provided here]
○Open Marine Field Education Programs
For 4th undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology, two marine field education programs will be held at Marine Site. [Detailed contents of each program are provided here]
○Call for Marine Field Courses
We encourage college and university teachers to submit proposals for marine field courses, seminars, and excursions using our facilities including our research vessel "Onokoro". [Detailed information is provided here]
○Research Using Our Facilities
KURCIS supports the research projects of undergraduate and graduate students majoring in biology, earth sciences, and environmental sciences by providing expertise and use of our facilities. Students can stay at the Marine Site and carry out their research projects using our facilities. Permission of supervisors is required to apply for use of the facilities. [Detailed information is provided here]