IES Seminar Series - Professor Arata Kaneko


Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 12:45 to 14:00

Scenario for mapping a 3D structure of variable current by ocean acoustic tomography


Ocean acoustic tomography (OAT) is an unique technology to measure the 3D structures of variable ocean currents as snapshots. In spite of innovative technology, OAT is not well prevailed over the international oceanographic community until now. The main reason for it is that instrumentation cost is so expensive and handling on the ship is heavy. Most recent progress in OAT has been accomplished by Hiroshima University group which operated compact and much less expensive systems in coastal seas. The standard method of 3D inversion is presented in the seminar and recent field data obtained in June 2016 in the Bali Strait are introduced as the best example of 3D inversion.


  • 1974 Graduate from Kyushu University, ME
  • 1974 Research Associate in Graduate School of Engineering, Kyushu University Dep. Hydraulic Civil Engineering (River and reservoir dynamics)
  • 1981 Doctor of Eng. (Kyushu University) (Dynamics of oscillatory flow over a wavy wall)
  • 1982 Associate Professor in Research Institute For Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University (Nearshore dynamics)
  • 1982 Associate Professor, Research Institute for Applied Mechanics, Kyushu University (Ocean boundary dynamics and flow visualization)
  • 1991 Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University Ocean-Atmosphere Systems Laboratory Department of Transportation Vehicles and Environments (2D and 3D measurement of current fields by ADCP and ocean acoustic tomography)
  • 2015 Special Appointed Professor of Graduate School of Engineering, Hiroshima University (Professor Emeritus) (Monitoring of Indonesian Through flow (ITF) by coastal acoustic tomography (CAT), US Office of Naval Research-Global supported project)

Seminar Information

There will be a host of hot beverages, sandwiches and cakes available from 12:45pm. We look forward to welcoming you all to the Seminar.

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Professor Arata Kaneko, Hiroshima University
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