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List of Top Pages

  1. This system provides website information about Enclosed Coastal Seas.
  2. The system provides following information about searched websites.
    Main Title
  3. If you need original data, please contact the webmaster of concerned websites.


Steps to Search
  1. Choose one or more searching conditions from 'Sea', 'Country', 'Institute', 'Index', and 'Keyword'. When you click one of the delineated areas in the displayed map, the concerned sea is chosen automatically.
  2. If you want to get information on an enclosed coastal sea in Japan, website related to Seto Island Sea is available. Websites related to Tokyo Bay, Ise-Mikawa Bay and Ariake Sea are under construction.
  3. Pull-down menu will also guide you to your concerned area, for not only Sea, but also for Country, Institute, and Index. Choose an appropriate area, if necessary.
  4. Keyword search is also available by typing your keywords in the Keyword Box.
  5. Click "Search" to start.

Main Menu

World Map
Menu to choose a coastal sea in Oceans of the world
(Steps to Search)

Japan Map
Menu to choose a coastal sea in Japan
(Steps to Search)

Types of Search
Search By
Sea Choose sea, and the web pages on that sea will be shown.
Country Choose country, and the web pages on the sea close to that country will be shown.
Institute Choose institute, and the web pages prepared by the concerned institute will be shown.
Index Choose index, and the web pages categorized in the concerned index will be shown.
Keyword Enter keyword(s) you are interested in, and the web pages which include the keyword(s) will be shown.
Display per page Set number of the searched results shown on one page from the pull-down menu.


We have classified the web pages into 8 categories. A web page often has information that covers more than one category. Therefore, each web page appears under one or more categories.
The following is the explanation of the categories.

General Information The web page that provides access to information in more detail.
The web page that describes general information on and/or area around the sea.
Driving Force Overview The web page that describes social environment such as population, land use, and so on.
The web page that describes impacts on the natural environment by human activities.

Data The web page that contains actual data on the environment.
Environmental State Overview The web page that describes natural environment, such as water quality, sediment quality, biota, and so on.

Data The web page that contains actual data on environmental quality.
Response The web page that describes actions taken for the environmental conservation, such as monitoring, restoration, law enforcement, environment education, and so on.
Map Information The web page that contains map information regardless of the type of the information.
OthersThe web page that contains information not classified into any category, such as bibliography, event information, and so on.


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