PROPOSAL FOR A FLOATING OFFSHORE BASE FOR DISASTER PREVENTION AND MULTIPURPOSE USE
Keywords:Floating base, Tsunami monitoring, Resource management, Marine research, Integrated research
Currently, various policies for resource protection, global warming countermeasures, surveys and research, and energy development are being implemented in the oceans. The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea has been established to protect resources, and each country has established EEZs to deal with this issue. Therefore, international monitoring of fishery resources is required to manage resources offshore. In marine development, it is important to integrate appropriate management of fishery resources with research and development in the aquaculture industry. Instead of fishing with inefficient small fishing boats, aquaculture can contribute to resource conservation and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions through integrated production from processing to shipping. Research and development include further technological development of the aquaculture industry and tsunami countermeasures. In addition, exploration of seafloor resources, ocean thermal energy conversion, and tidal power generation will be essential for future research and development. However, as indicated above, ocean-related research and development has become too fragmented and diversified. Therefore, we believe that there is a need for a place where various research results can be collected and further discussed in a cross-sectional manner. For this reason, this paper advocates the need for an international workshop venue at sea.