About the RCME

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What is the Research Center for Marine Education (RCME)?

Within the University of Tokyo Ocean Alliance, a cross-departmental network organization dealing with marine educational research, and funded by the Nippon Foundation, the Research Center for Marine Education (RCME) is the first national center for “marine education” in the country.

RCME’s objective is an academic and practical research according to “marine education” developed by a team of oceanography researchers and pedagogy researchers. Lead by marine education and research promotion bureaus throughout the country in cooperation with the center, RCME pursues the development, research and investigation of a new hands-on type of “marine education” curriculum on the primary and secondary level with education administration personnel and teachers.