|New||Ship & Ocean Newsletter, No.302||March 5, 2013|
|●||The Iwate/Sanriku Implementation of a Recovery Based on Ocean Energy Resources
Governor, Iwate Prefecture
|●||On the Recovery of the Miyagi Tourism Industry
Governor, Miyagi Prefecture
The Future of the Sanriku Area along a Tsunami Prone Sea: a Forest-Human Habitation-Sea Linkage and Seawall Plan
Chief Research Fellow, International Institute for Advanced Studies
|Apr. 2013||OPRF MARINT Monthly Report Dec. 2012|
|Apr. 2013||OPRF MARINT Monthly Report Nov. 2012|
|Mar. 2013||OPRF MARINT Monthly Report Oct. 2012|
The Ocean Policy Research Foundation was established as the "Japan Foundation for Shipbuilding Advancement" in 1975. At the outset, its aim was to promote the shipbuilding industry and related manufacturing industries through activities such as conducting management diagnosis, financing business operations, supporting technology development and taking measures to prevent marine oil pollution. Subsequently, in response to a number of problems related to the ocean, which is the lifeblood of shipbuilding, the foundation's activities
expanded to include research into and study of ocean affairs overall.
In 1990 the name of the foundation was changed to the "Ship & Ocean Foundation." It organized within itself the "Institute for Ocean Policy, SOF" in 2002. This transition shows the process by which the foundation came also to function as a Think Tank on ocean matters. And now, in accommodating its situation as a dual system encompassing a foundation and an institute, and proceeding at full speed with studies on the whole range of maritime affairs, the foundation is operating under the name of "Ocean Policy Research Foundation."