Otsuchi, Iwate, Japan
University of Tokyo International Coastal Research Center
Otohama live marine monitoring point, Kamihei district
One of several live monitoring points including audio, meteorological data, webcams and time lapse video, maintained by the University of Tokyo under the 'Cyberforest' programme.
We are on the NE edge of the island, overlooking a harbour with cranes and other equipment. We hear machinery, perhaps a generator, occasionally people talking, shorebirds, occasional vehicles, the lapping of the sea