Earth System Module
Module Head:Associate Professor Kaoru ICHIKAWA/Research Institute for Applied Mechanics
In order to establish fruitful Asian maritime observation networks in future, novel and low-cost remote sensing technics are being developed. These new technics can provide value-added observations that are suitable for submitting to scientific journals; since basic maritime observations of territorial waters are often classified, this value-added nature is especially important to widen Asian maritime observation networks. Moreover, in order to practically spread in Asian countries, low-cost consumer products are dare to be selected as a part of indirect remote sensing methods, instead of expensive high-quality instruments specialized for operational ocean observations. Specifically, sensors to measure sea surface height on board of multi-copters or ships are to be developed.