Deep-Sea and Deep Subsurface Life Research Group

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Introduction of Research

We look for real limits of life and biosphere and boundary conditions between habitable and uninhabitable in the dark world, namely deep-sea and deep subsurface environments by means of top-rated exploration platforms such as human-occupied submersible vehicle (HOV), remotely operative vehicles (ROV), research vessels including scientific drilling vessels. Naturally observed limits of life and biosphere and fringe functional mechanisms provide significant clues to understanding universal and specific habitability of living forms, finding unique chemical and biological systems established in the long history of evolution and synthesizing novel artificial systems in laboratory and for application.