Team KUROSHIO Gives Seminar as It Faces XPRIZE Aquanautics Competition
A special seminar by Team KUROSHIO was held at the Innovation Center on June 23. 3 guest speakers were invited to the event: Mr. Asahiko Taira, President of Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC); Mr. Takeshi Nakatani, Researcher at JAMSTEC and Director of Team KUROSHIO; and Mr. Yuta Shindo of YMC, who is dispatched to JAMSTEC.
More than 160 Yamaha associates attended the seminar. The event covered the latest news from the front lines of marine-earth sciences and the stories behind the pursuit of the XPRIZE. Mr. Shindo also gave a report on project activities. The seminar gained earnest attention of the participants.
In September, Team KUROSHIO will commence its first round of underwater exploration at a depth of 2,000 m. Please wish for the success of Mr. Shindo and his team, and be sure to keep updated with the competition.
Nobuaki Tanaka, Corporate Communication Division (YMC)