Welcome to Sasaki's Laboratory

Our laboratory's main research fields are estuarine and coastal environmental studies based on coastal engineering, environmental hydraulics, and marine biogeochemical processes. We also cover sustainability science in coastal areas in developing countries. We aim to publish our research results in international journals.
Briefing for admission was held from 13:00 on April 27 (Sat), 2024. 

Recent posts


  • Marbled Sole Fishing Survey in Tokyo Bay
    On March 31, 2024, the project team for creating habitat for living things under the Public-Private Cooperation Forum for Tokyo-Bay Restoration conducted a fishing survey for marbled sole in Tokyo Bay. Tokyo recorded a summer day of 28 degrees Celsius, with strong southerly winds and high waves, so we were unable to go to the originally planned fishing grounds and caught only one marbled sole. To avoid high waves, we went to places we had not gone before. Maruhachi in Heiwajima Participants of PT members
  • Lab's farewell
    March 22, 2024 was the farewell party of our laboratory. I would like to thank Dr. Endo and Dr. Chen for their support of our research and educational activities. Dr. Nakamura, a doctoral student, successfully received his doctoral degree and was awarded the Dean's Award of the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences. Congratulations! Thank you very much for your kind attention to the 10th anniversary of the Sasaki Laboratory. I look forward to your further activities and collaboration in the future.
  • Lab's welcome party
    We held a welcome party for Dr. Matsuba, who was appointed as a lecturer of coastal environment group on February 1, and Mr. Deng, who came from the doctoral course of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology as a special research student on March 1. With Prof Satoh, Head of Department
  • Lab's Karuizawa skiing and snowboarding trip in February 2024
    We enjoyed snowboarding and skiing at Karuizawa Prince Hotel Ski Resort (Nagano, Japan) from February 22 to 23, 2024. The nearest station is Karuizawa. We left our luggage at Hotel Cypress Karuizawa, rented equipment in front of the station, and took a cab service to the ski resort. Group photo after lunch Walking around Kumoba Pond Old Karuizawa Ginza
  • UAV-based seagrass wrack orthophotos classification for estimating blue carbon
    Research Overview When seagrass such as eelgrass flows out of seaweed beds, some of it is washed up and deposited on nearby beaches. This is called seagrass wrack. If it is utilized as a resource or managed well, it can be expected to contribute to blue carbon (carbon sequestered and stored by the marine ecosystem). Monitoring the annual occurrence of seagrass rack is the first step toward such management. In this study, we investigated a method to automatically classify seagrass rack from orthorectified images taken by an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) along the Futtsu Coast of Tokyo Bay. By using a low-pass filter for preprocessing and ISODATA as the classification […]
  • Presentation Award in the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section at the 2023 Congress of the Japan Geoscience Union
    Wataru Nakamura, Ph.D. candidate (3rd-year), received the Outstanding Student Presentation Award in the Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences Section at the 2023 Congress of the Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU Meeting 2023). The title of the presentation was "Inorganic carbon cycle in mangrove soils and possibility for assimilation of outwelled mangrove carbon in seagrass and coral ecosystems." In the presentation, the carbon cycle among mangroves, seagrasses, and coral reef ecosystems was discussed using radiocarbon isotopes as a tracer. Congratulations!
  • ICOPMAS-2022
    Dr. Sasaki attended the 14th International Conference on Coast, Port and Maritime Structure (ICOPMAS-2022), which was the first face-to-face international conference for him since COVID-19. Dr. Sasaki deeply appreciates PMO and Prof Soltanpour. Itinerary It was a business trip for one night and four days with the following itinerary of Qatar Airways flights with a connection in Doha. Dr. Sasaki was told that he only needed to obtain an arrival visa for this business trip, which the secretary of the conference should have arranged, so he went straight to immigration at Imam Khomeini International Airport; however, the immigration officer told him that his visa was not registered. He went to […]