Our goal is to build the circular society model with "Food" and "Energy".

Research Object Seafood and Aquaculture System
Research Object
01

Seafood and Aquaculture System

We are researching the development of methods for the rapid growth of food fish and the advanced use of animal and vegetable residues.

Research Object Integrated System of Aquaculture and Agricultures
Research Object
02

Integrated System of Aquaculture and Agricultures

We are researching aquaponics technology aimed at converting saltwater fish emissions into agricultural products.

Research Object Renewable Energy
Research Object
03

Renewable Energy

We are conducting research on renewable energy for 100% reduction of CO2 emissions from land-based aquaculture facilities.

Research Object Smart Aquaculture
Research Object
04

Smart Aquaculture

We are conducting research aimed at building a smart fishery industry utilizing information and communication network technology.

Research Object Co-creation Consortium for Aquaculture and Agricultures

Co-creation Consortium for Aquaculture and Agricultures

The consortium aims to promote R&D and market development through activities in collaboration with industry, government and academia and through the fusion of different fields.

Research Object Seafood and Aquaculture System
Research Object Integrated System of Aquaculture and Agricultures
Research Object Renewable Energy
Research Object Smart Aquaculture
Research Object Co-creation Consortium for Aquaculture and Agricultures

ニュースNEWS

わたしたちのビジョンVISION

We will break down the barriers between agriculture and aquaculture to create the circular society in which the youth of the world play a leading role in growing and providing food.

Shift the society

Sustainability has become a global mission. However, it is not easy to reconcile resource and environmental constraints with the economy, and a shift in the social model is needed.

Shift the society

As a solution, the University of the Ryukyus aims to form a circular society model for "Food" and "Energy" based in Okinawa. Its basic approach should not be optimization of individual problems, but rather total optimization, in which multiple problems are interconnected and solved comprehensively.

Toward a Circular Society Model in Southeast Asia

Our vision of the ideal society of the future is "a society in which all people, regardless of generation, can secure food resources and economic independence with zero environmental impact".

In 20 years, the barriers between "Aquaculture" and "Agriculture" will disappear, new industries will be created by integrating primary industries, and the youth of the world will be active in them. We will create such a society.
And we aim to become a model for a circular society not only in Okinawa, but also in Southeast Asia.
SDGs

プロジェクト概要OVERVIEW

This project aims to develop technologies for land-based recirculating aquaculture system, efficient operation of electric power, and agricultural production including aquaponics under the three targets of "Food," "Energy," and "Information," and to realize an optimal circular society by linking these technologies with digital technology.

3 targets of this Project

Establishment of infrastructure for efficient "Food" circulation

Development of fundamental technologies for "Energy" circulation

Advanced technology development to enable the effective use of "Information"

私たちについてABOUT US

About Center of Excellence of The Sustainable Land-based Aquaculture

We are “Center of Excellence of the Sustainable Integration of Land-based Aquaculture with Agriculture to build the Resource Circular Symbiotic Society”, which was adopted as “The Program on Open Innovation Platform for Industry-academia Co-creation” by Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST).

Future efforts will be to advance new R&D subject derived from the Center's vision and targets, and to upgrade them while adding research functions in line with social trends and information innovation.

We will also hold regular Future Design Workshops in which young people, who will be responsible for the future, will be proactively involved, and we will continue to develop and share the vision and targets of the Center.

About Center of Excellence of The Sustainable Land-based Aquaculture

We are working to solve such problems.

Difficulty in food supply
due to population growth

Difficulty in food supplydue to population growth

Protein demand may increase 1.5 times by 2040, leading to a "Protein Crisis"

Insufficient energy
sustainability

Insufficient energysustainability

Japan has only 6.9% renewable energy, which makes a large gap from "Zero Emissions".

Adverse effects of food waste are
becoming more serious

Adverse effects of food waste arebecoming more serious

About 1.3 billion tons of food, or 1/3 of the world's food production, is thrown away.

Lack of bearers makes
fishery management difficult

Lack of bearers makesfishery management difficult

The average age of fishermen is 56.9 years old, and the number of fishermen is expected to decrease by 33% over the next 10 years in Japan.

FACILITIES活動拠点

Nakagusuku Aquaculture Innovation Center (NAICe)

Nakagusuku Aquaculture Innovation Center (NAICe)

This facility aims to research land-based aquaculture by renewable energy and technical development for the growth promotion of seafood.
https://naice-okinawa.com/

Renewable Energy Research Area

Renewable Energy Research Area

This area beside from NAICe is an important base for research on photovoltaics. Researchers are continuously taking data from the integrated system.