Challenges that bring technological innovation to marine surveys
-DeSET final presentation-

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  • DeSET 2018 formation team final presentation

project overview

In relation to marine resources, energy and mineral resources, climate and disasters, the place called “sea” is attracting increasing attention.
On the other hand, the seafloor topography that we humans know is still about 9 to 15% of the total ocean, and the current situation is that we cannot know the ocean in the first place.
The Nippon Foundation and Leave a Nest started DeSET in 2017 to overcome this situation and lay the groundwork for innovation and new industries on the ocean stage in the future.

DeSET is a development project to create innovative technologies that will dramatically accelerate the creation of seafloor topographic maps.
To achieve this, DeSET has gathered researchers and engineers from various fields, areas, and industries to form a technology development team in a super-different field.

So far, we have formed three teams each in 2017 and 2018. Currently, three teams formed in 2018 are developing technology. At the final presentation, each team will announce the results of their research for about one year and three months and their future goals.

Please see below for the outline and schedule of DeSET 2020.

project overview

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Date and time February 12, 2020 (Wednesday) 15: 00-18: 30 (Opening 14:30)
Place Bellesalle Iidabashi Ekimae
(Sumitomo Realty & Development Iidabashi Ekimae Building 1st and 2nd floor, 3-8-5 Iidabashi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0072)
Schedule of the day
15: 00-15: 30 Introduction
株式会社リバネス 代表取締役副社長CTO 井上浄
日本財団 常務理事 海野光行
株式会社リバネス DeSETプロジェクトリーダー 西山哲史
15:30-17:00 Final announcement
成光精密株式会社 代表取締役 高満 洋徳 氏
Biologging Solutions株式会社 代表取締役 小泉 拓也 氏
株式会社ライトハウス 代表取締役 新藤 克貴 氏
17:10-18:10 Table discussion
18:10-18:30 Closing


2018 formation technology development team

Team 4: Construction of mass-produced undersea / undersea station

Hironori Takamitsu Seikou Precision Co., Ltd.

Eiichiro Araki Japan Agency for Marine-
Earth Science and Technology Mamoru Minami Okayama University
Masaharu Ono SEC Co., Ltd.
Hiroki Yasuma Hokkaido University
Mayo Obo Iwate University

Team 5: Multi-platform sounding / environment / ecological observation system using AUV / organism

Takuya Koizumi Biologging Solutions Co., Ltd.

Kensuke Watanabe Japan Agency for Marine-
Earth Science and Technology Akihiro Totani Kure National College of Technology
Kazuo Miyashita Hokkaido University

Team 6: Undersea AI map creation Open platform construction

Katsutaka Shindo Lighthouse Co., Ltd.

Mackay Randall Neal Japan Drones Co., Ltd.
Tomohisa Wada Ryukyu University
Kazuhiro Kamiyama Magna Design Net Co., Ltd.
Kenji Minami Shimane University
Shinya Ota BRAIN Co., Ltd.