The great earthquake and massive tsunami that occurred on March 11, 2011, affected and significantly damaged the Tohoku’s sea. It was totally unknown how seriously the marine ecosystem had been affected. Moreover, there has been a concern that heavy oil and radioactive substances caused marine pollution.
To achieve recovery of the fishing industry and the affected areas, it is essential to conduct surveys to identify the extent of the damage and recovery process.
Thus, Tohoku University conducts the Tohoku Ecosystem-Associated Marine Science -TEAMS- as its representative in collaboration with research institutes, universities, and researchers.