[Tomonari Akamatsu] Development of remote species identification technologies for marine organisms

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Tomonari Akamatsu

Tomonari Akamatsu

Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency
Chief Researcher


Sustainable use of marine bio-resources and protection of environment will be realized if distribution and movement of each aquatic species will be provided on the Internet like a weather forcast. We will develop remote identification technologies of species and numbers of organisms without catching or viewing them. Identification of species and counting number of individuals will be conducted by passive and active sonar systems. The goal of this project is to develop remote identification method for every aquatic species including planktons and whales in the ocean echo system as well as the environmental factors such as human impacts and earthquakes using cutting-edge acoustic technologies.

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