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International Coastal Research Center Support Project

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About the International Coastal Research Center Support Project

On March 11, 2011, the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami seriously damaged the International Coastal Research Center (ICRC), affiliated with the Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute (AORI) of the University of Tokyo, which is located in the town of Otsuchi in Iwate Prefecture. The ICRC Support Project was established by the University of Tokyo Foundation to support the activities of the ICRC.

Activities of ICRC

ICRC has been actively promoting coastal marine science since it was founded in Otsuchi Town, Kamihei-gun, Iwate Prefecture in 1973, and has been used by many researchers and students both from Japan and around the world as a shared facility (about 4,000 annually). After the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, AORI believes that the following are ICRC’s roles:
1st, Growing hand-in-hand with the local community,
2nd, Becoming a place where people interact, and
3rd, Advancing science, that leads the world.
ICRC is resolved to play a central role in research, education, and human resource development relating to marine environments and ecosystems, and contribute to the restoration of the rich coastal marine environment of the Tohoku region.

Why support the project?

AORI is preparing to restart ICRC’s research activities. However, reconstructing the Center and creating an environment that supports of developmental research activities to respond to unprecedented events will require at least several more years and large cost outlays. The support project was established with the aim of assisting the reconstruction and research activities of the ICRC. We request your kind support in this endeavor.
*Regarding the reconstruction of ICRC, a new laboratory building and new guest house were completed in February, 2018.

Icrc_before_311         Icrc_tsunami
ICRC (before the earthquake and tsunami)             Tsunami swallows the ICRC building


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ICRC's RV "ChallengerII" found across Otsuchi Bay



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