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The research activities and other contents presented on this website are supported by the assets of the School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo, Ocean Resources Research Center for Next Generation, Chiba Institute of Technology, and JAMSTEC to which the operator belongs, and by a Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) to the operator and his collaborators. I would like to express my gratitude to the organizations and individuals involved for their generous cooperation in the research activities and production of the content presented on this website.