24 Oct 2014
On October 20, Hinako Takahashi, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of the Environment visited the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University to open the 29th general meeting of the...
Type: News Article
3 Oct 2014
This spring, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit researcher Béatrice Lecroq jumped aboard a ship traveling the Pacific. This was no...
Type: News Article
4 Jul 2014
OIST has a new resident: a life-size humpback whale! Last Saturday, June 28, eighty children visited OIST to paint a mural of a humpback whale with Okinawan artist pokke104. The fourteen-meter long...
Type: News Article
23 May 2014
“We are seriously tackling conservation of coral reefs in Okinawa,” said Dr. Chuya Shinzato of the OIST Marine Genomics Unit. Coral reefs face various extinction risks. To avert coral demise,...
Type: Press release
30 Jan 2014
In 2013, a new species of goby was discovered in a stream on the main island of Okinawa. The species was named Stiphodon niraikanaiensis, which comes from a traditional word on Okinawa and Amami...
Type: News Article
23 Jan 2014
How does one genome create two completely different body plans in one animal?  This was the question Konstantin Khalturin was attempting to answer when he began working on jellyfish.  The...
Type: News Article
20 Jan 2014
Coral health and survival largely depend on the interaction between the host coral, a photosynthetic symbiont algae, and an associated community of micro-organisms. Hence, constructing a genetic...
Type: News Article
6 Sep 2013
The Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), working in agreement with the Okinawa General Bureau’s Ocean Expo Park, has installed a marine observatory system in waters...
Type: Press release
12 Apr 2013
“I had no clue what foraminifera were,” says OIST researcher Dr. Beatrice Lecroq.  To find out, this curious Swiss French biologist journeyed to the strange, deeper parts of the ocean, intrigued...
Type: News Article
29 Mar 2013
Temperature sensors from OIST get a ride on the Japanese Coast Guard’s navigational buoys. Collecting temperature data around Okinawa is part of the large ocean monitoring system that the Marine...
Type: Video
30 Jan 2013
If you are the first to discover something, that discovery can sometimes open even more doors. Behind the doors of the Churaumi Plaza at the Ocean Expo Park...
Type: News Article
8 Jan 2013
For those at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, a great deal of traveling uphill dictates our journey to the office. This is also true for any fish hoping to make a similar trip from...
Type: News Article
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