Our laboratory aims to observe the natural processes of geosphere environments, and to establish engineering techniques for contributing future societies through utilization of subsurface geosphere environments and resources. Specially our main targets are:
1. Securing supply of energy, resources, and water;
2. Establishing the database of subsurface information and effectively using it;
3. Managing/protecting the favorable subsurface environment for sustainable society.
The photo at the left-hand side shows the lab members as of Spring 2018 in the 4F balcony of the Environment Building, Kashiwa Campus, the University of Tokyo.
Current researches use the approaches to handle wide varieties of space/time dimensions in order to study the subsurface environments. Multidisciplinary researches are conducted in our laboratory as follows:
 Transportation and fate of groundwater, including its solutes;
 Environmental long-term changes of subsurface environments;
 Important functions of subsurface fluids in geodynamics.
The photo at the right-hand side was taken at the Kujukuri Beach in a field estimate of groundwater heads in 2018.
Every year we have field excursions to discover interesting natural phenomena.
2017: we visited the historical dams, and the geothermal power stations, etc., in Akita prefecture.
2015, 2013, 2012: we visited Gifu prefecture, Togichi prefecture and Hakone, Izu.
The photo at the right-hand side was taken in the field visit to the Niijima Island in 2018.