Welcome to Marine Biological Station, Sado Island Center for Ecological Sustainability
Marine Biological Station, Sado Island Center for Ecological Sustainability, Niigata University is located on the northwestern shore of Sado Island, Japan. Sado Island is 50 km far from Niigata City and it takes 2 hours 30 minutes by car ferry or 65 minutes by jetfoil. The station is ideally situated for marine biological teaching and research within easy reach of a variety of marine habitats, such as rocky and sandy shores.
In Sado Island, there are 3 field stations (Field Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry, Center for Toki and Ecological Restoration, and Marine Biological Station) of Sado Island Center for Ecological Sustainability, Niigata University and we are promoting biological research and education in cooperation with the other two stations. Also, we are promoting a joint usage for education of marine biology with other universities. Current research programs include work on reproductive endocrinology, neuroendocrinology and behavioral ecology.
News & Topics
◊On the 1st April 2019, Sado Island Center for Ecological Sustainability, Niigata University has been established. Our station has incorporated to the center.
◊IMBC 2019 (August 21-28, 2019)
SMBS has organized International Marine Biology Course (IMBC 2019) from 21st August to 27th in Sado Island of the Japan Sea. We had 31 students/post-doctor and 6 researchers, in total 37 participants from 17 different universities in the Asia Oceania region. The participants obtained a lot of knowledge about marine lives through a variety of field activities and lectures. Please check the event report linked below.