Please reference the following papers when using publishing results that use data provided by the web GIS server.

For general research and development in ocean energy potential evaluation projects:

T. Waseda, A. Webb, K. Kiyomatsu, W. Fujimoto, Y. Miyazawa, S. Varlamov, K. Horiuchi, T. Fujiwara, T. Taniguchi, K. Matsuda, and J. Yoshikawa, 2016; Marine energy resource assessment at reconnaissance to feasibility study stages; wave power, ocean and tidal current power, and ocean thermal power (in Japanese). Journal of the Japan Society of Naval Architects and Ocean Engineers, in press.

For the 21-year, high-resolution wave reanalysis of the Japanese coast:

A. Webb, T. Waseda and K. Kiyomatsu, 2016; A 20-year high-resolution wave resource assessment of Japan Model Setup and Validation. Ocean Dynamics, to be submitted.

For the high-resolution ocean current and tidal current reanalysis of seas near Japan:


S. Varlamov, X. Guo, T. Miyama, K. Ichikawa, T. Waseda, and Y. Miyazawa, 2015; M2 baroclinic tide variability modulated by the ocean circulation south of Japan. Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans, 120(5), 3681-3710.


Y. Miyazawa, R. Zhang, X. Guo, H. Tamura, D. Ambe, J.S. Lee, A. Okuno, H. Yoshinari, T. Setou, and K. Komatsu, 2009; Water mass variability in the western North Pacific detected in a 15-year eddy resolving ocean reanalysis. J. Oceanogr. 65, 737-756.

For recoverable power estimation (not published in this site):

T. Taniguchi, T. Fujiwara, and S. Inoue, 2016; Wave Energy Potential Estimation Using Normalized WEC Performance and Standardized Metocean Data. Proceedings of the 3rd Asian Wave and Tidal Energy Conference (in press).

For the importance of long-term data in marine renewable energy resource assessments:

Y. Kidoura, R. Wada, and T. Waseda, 2014; On the aleatory uncertainty of the wave power in the North West Pacific, 33rd International Conference on Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering, San Francisco, U.S.A.

For the commercialization, resource estimation, and down-scaling:

T. Waseda, K. Kiyomatsu, A. Ribal, Y. Kidoura, and R. Wada, 2015; Combining statistical and dynamical approaches in resource assessments of ocean wave, ocean current and tidal current power. Renewable Energies Offshore, 123.

清松啓司, 小平翼, 門元之郎, 早稲田卓爾, & 高木健. 三宅島近海流況観測とそれに基づく海流エネルギー資源量推定. 日本船舶海洋工学会論文集, 20, 147-155,2014.