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The ReCFOME consists of four research groups and deals with studies of oceanography and productivity in relation to fluctuations of fisheries resources. The center conducts technical development of a marine conditions prediction system for fisheries through analyses of oceanographic observatory data and development of a marine ecosystem model. Other concern, such as global warming , the dynamics of radioactive substances in the ocean, and their consequent effects on marine organisms, are also addressed.

►The Fisheries Environment Group focuses on researching marine productivity, particularly organisms in the low trophic level of the Kuroshio warm current region, in relation to pelagic fish production.
►The Monitoring Group conducts oceanographic monitoring, mainly in the Kuroshio current region. This group studies mechanisms of marine ecosystem oscilations and operates a marine conditions prediction system for realizing better catches.
►The Modeling Group investigates marine environments in relation to the biological and ecological aspects of highly migratory fisheries resources, such as tunas and whales, using oceanographic data from research vessels, satellites, and numerical models.
►The Radioecology Group conducts monitoring researches of artificial radionuclides in marine organisms and environmental samples in order to confirm the safety of fisheries products around Japan.
A video plankton recorder(VPR) system. Collected samples can be analyzed both in the sea and in the laboratory.
CTD observation on board FRV Soyo-Maru and a vertical profile of water temperature off Omae-zaki, central Japan.
A prediction model for distribution of the giant jellyfish (Nemopilema nomurai) by computer analyses.
Long-term variation of radioactive cesium (Cs-137 and Cs-134) concentrations in Japanese sardine (Sardinops melanostictus).
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