April 1, 2000 (granted by the Prime Minister of Japanese Government)
May 9, 2001 (approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the Environment)
March 1, 2012 (certified as a Public Interest Incorporated Foundation by the Cabinet Office)
|DRI East Bldg. 5F, 1-5-2, Wakinohama-kaigandori,
Chuo-ku, Kobe 6510073 Japan
|The Center’s objectives shall be to construct an organized network linking governments, researchers, companies, private citizens and other entities to promote academic exchanges on an international level and conduct research, training and support activities, in order to conserve existing enclosed coastal sea environments and create new ones and help create a society capable of sustainable development in which human beings can coexist with the tremendous diversity of nature.