Integrative research on transition zones between coastal and offshore waters for resource reserve and sustainable use

  • SDG14 Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
Sachihiko Itoh
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute
Associate Professor
Transition zones between coastal and offshore waters are major providers of various ecosystem services in Japan. This study aims to clarify ecosystem processes causing its high productivity and biodiversity, and to examine issues related to marine use. These two approaches from both natural and social sciences are integrated to form a proposal for marine spatial planning for Japanese Exclusive Economic Zone.
Approach from natural science side
Approach from social science side

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Research collaborators

- Yutaka Michida,
- Hiroyasu Hasumi and Shin-ichi Ito (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute)


  • Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute Professor, Graduate School of Information Science and Technology

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  • Email: itohsach[at]
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