25 Dec 2018 - 12:00
The islands of Okinawa are surrounded by magnificent coral reefs. However, in recent years changing climatic and anthropogenic conditions have left large stretches of these reefs damaged and...
Type: News Article
24 Aug 2018 - 09:00
A new Nature Communications paper has journeyed to the inside of our insides, as a team from the Okinawa Institute of...
Type: Press release
21 May 2018 - 09:38
Out at sea, a scientist holds a plankton sample up to the light and observes the shimmering contents. This sparkling spectacle is caused by thousands of microscopic organisms living at the sea...
Type: News Article
17 May 2018 - 17:04
Coral reefs are in trouble. Between pollution, rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification, coral systems throughout the world’s oceans are severely declining – and some have disappeared. However...
Type: News Article
6 Apr 2017 - 02:00
The Crown-of-Thorns Starfish - or COTS - is a familiar sight for scuba divers in tropical waters: the starfish, resembling the biblical that gave it its name, swarms over coral reefs around the world...
Type: Press release
9 Aug 2016 - 11:12
Mozuku is a unique Okinawan seaweed. Scientifically known as Cladosiphon okamuranus, this alga is popular in Japanese cuisine, and it has been farmed for more than 35 years. The cultivation of this...
Type: Press release
14 Jul 2016 - 16:43
Okinawa, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean on one side and the East China Sea on the other, is an ideal place for marine science research. In an inauguration ceremony held on Wednesday, July 13, 2016,...
Type: News Article
23 Jun 2016 - 13:32
Coral cannot survive on its own for long. It needs to create a ...
Type: News Article
18 Sep 2015 - 11:10
A group of scientists from Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Nagoya University, and the University of Tokyo decoded the first lingulid brachiopod genome, from...
Type: Press release
26 Nov 2014 - 10:21
The deep ocean seems so remote that it is difficult to imagine any sort of human-generated change making an impact on deep-sea life. It is even more difficult to collect or examine evidence from the...
Type: News Article
6 Nov 2014 - 15:38
On October 29, six eminent marine scientists from institutions around the world gathered at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University to discuss their work, ranging from the...
Type: News Article
24 Oct 2014 - 10:13
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
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