Akkeshi Marine Station was established in 1931 to conduct biological research on marine organisms in cold-current ecosystems. It is situated on the shore of Akkeshi Bay facing the Pacific Ocean, in the eastern part of Hokkaido. Akkeshi Bay, which is influenced by the cold Oyashio Current, has rich marine fauna and flora that are distinctly different from those found around other marine biological stations in Japan. Studies on marine ecology and biological oceanography are being conducted for various types of ecosystems and organisms. Most notably, research on the interactions between land and marine ecosystems has been carried out intensively. Various types of educational courses are held here focusing on ecology and biology of marine fauna and flora. Open courses in marine ecology and biological oceanography are also held in the summer for graduate and undergraduate students including international students.
- Aikappu, Akkeshi, Hokkaido, 088-1113, JAPAN
- akkeshi [at] fsc.hokudai.ac.jp
- Official Site