Advanced Topics for Marine Science & Technology held by Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT) aims to explain advanced technology and tools of marine science, engineering, logistics, information technology and maritime education, which are applied for the present operation and management of marine industries. The annual course had been conducted since the beginning of SOI Asia in 2002, more than 100 lectures were held for students, staff, lecturers from SOI Asia partner universities, and TUMSAT.
This academic year, all 14 classes were done through ZOOM and its cloud. Various topics that were commonly important among partner universities of SOI Asia, such as, marine environment, marine energy, or hydrogen fuel cell, logistics, and GPS/GNSS, were shared from TUMSAT.
This year reached the last day of the series of two-decade courses related to marine science and technology through the SOI Asia project. The first lecture series was provided by the Tokyo University of Fishery as 2 days joint workshop with the University of Sam Ratulangi (Indonesia) on September 17-18, 2002 with 5 lectures. In 2003, the Japanese Society of Fish Pathology conducted the lecture series in 2 days workshop in October and November. Fishery topics were very popular among partner universities in Indonesia.
In 2004, Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology (TUMSAT), established by the merger of Tokyo University of Mercantile Marine and Tokyo University of Fisheries became took over the course development role. From 2005, the topics were expanded to include engineering and technology. Since then, TUMSAT has been delivering quality courses every year to partner universities in Southeast Asia. Not only lectures but also students’ presentations from various places were sometimes conducted.
We would like to express our sincere appreciation to TUMSAT, especially their admin, staff, lecturers, and coordinators for long term commitment and contributions to the project.