This department aims to understand the earth and its biosphere, made up of all the different ecosystems around the planet and to construct a sustainable life production system which harmonizes human activities and ecosystems. To make this possible, we carry out research and education on comprehensive scientific methods that encompass agriculture, science, and engineering, rooted in meteorology, environmental science, and ecology, looking at global ecosystems with their complex interactions among the land, sea, and air. In addition, we provide the latest in research and education, with reference to fieldwork, in order to understand the systems of environmental change and climate change by comprehending these complex systems mathematically, so we can respond to the various issues faced by humanity and human society that are linked with these.
Changes in the earth's environment such as climate changes and abnormal weather work in concert with ecological environmental systems and earth systems that are made up of the atmosphere, the oceans, the soils, plants, the hydrosphere, the ecosphere, and the activities of humans and other animals. We conduct research on the basic structures, change processes, symbiotic relationships, and interactions that make up these systems, such as weather, the water cycle, the ocean cycle, evolution of the earth, climate and terroir, topography, conservation of the global environment, the physiological ecology and ecological harmonization of flora and fauna, and human activities, all with reference to observation, measurement, experimentation, investigation, remote sensing, and numerical analysis. We provide education and research to train people who can use the new scientific knowledge gained from this research and the thinking and practical skills learned through research to give them perspective on the future of the earth and the human race, allowing them to contribute to the creation of the next-generation culture and construct a sustainable society, and be active around the world, tackling them on a global stage.
In this course, aiming for the creation and conservation of a rich environment, we use advanced scientific and engineering methods to solve issues regarding the environment and agricultural and fishery industries, with the goal of contributing to regional development with a global perspective. Environment information science uses the measurement, control, and systems engineering of environmental information, with information processing technology at its core, and building on a foundation of knowledge related to bioecology. Regional Conservation Engineering is designed to create a rich, safe, secure regional environment for rural regions. Ecosystem Recycling Systems Engineering covers the material recycling system and food system of the ecosystems, including the natural environment and human society, as well as environmental conservation technology. In addition, we provide research and education to develop people who can contribute to the growth of sustainable societies that are rooted in the region.
Climate of the past and present Earth varies in any process, what will happen to the future of the earth? And human beings should be how to deal with the problem? Actually a safe answer to the question, why such abnormal meteorological conditions occur, is not yet find out by the human begins. This is the energy problem to be linked to it and global environmental issues confronting before us in the 21st century. Climate change when there is no human is, the atmosphere and the ocean and the solid earth, so to speak, and the interaction of the Earth, short-term and long-term climate under the influence of extraterrestrial such as changes and meteorite collision of solar activity has changed. In this course, we fuse Meteorology, Climate Dynamics, Ocean Climate Laboratory, Sustainable Earth System Laboratory, Future Earth System Science, and research the understanding climate system of the current past the future of the earth, correspondence of the human race for the sake of sustainable development towards the future of the human race.
This course teaches and conducts research on measurements and control of environmental information based on information technology and systems engineering as a method of study in addition to biological and ecological knowledge, in order to maintain the coexistence between humans and other living creatures, and to insure a sustainable development of the mankind. In other words, this course is intended to provide expertise on improving environment conditions related to various kinds of plants and coexisting technology, as well as on the production and processing of bioresources with low technological impacts on the environments using high precision handling of the environmental information.
Research and education are carried out for planning, designing and supervising the development and use of land, forest and water resources, while paying attention to the conservation and restoring the natural environment. Making the balanced development and getting the agreement between human life and natural environment conservation are our goal. To reach the goal, issues concerning evaluation of watershed environment, management of ecosystem, creation of environmental equipment and safe space are investigated with socio-economic and natural scientific methodologies, or the integrated procedures using these methodologies.
In this field, we're thinking to protect the safety and comfortable livelihood of local residents. The main targets of this field are (1)evaluation of the natural environment, restoration, conservation and management, (2)design, construction and maintenance of various facilities, and (3)the creation of prevention/mitigation approach to natural disasters. We're working from a scientific and engineering point of view on these.
In the field of earth system analysis,we study diverse research areas to protect earth's environment and protect humankind from various natural disasters. The spatial scale of research ranges from a small catchment scale to a global scale. Research areas we treat are landscape ecology, landscape planning, geophysical information system, hydraulic engineering, river engineering, hydrology, meteorology, and seismology. As research tools, we mainly use consideration of theory and computational analysis, but observation is often used.
Multidisciplinary research and education are conducted to study the cycling of matter and sustainable food systems in ecosystems based on bioinformation and food engineering and soil science.