Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

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The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (国立研究開発法人海洋研究開発機構, Kokuritsu-Kenkyū-Kaihatsu-Hōjin Kaiyō Kenkyū Kaihatsu Kikō, literally "National Research and Development Agency on Marine Research and Development), or JAMSTEC (海洋機構), is a Japanese national research institute for marine-earth science and technology.[1] It was founded as Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (海洋科学技術センター) in October 1971, and became an Independent Administrative Institution administered by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in April 2004. [1]

Organization

JAMSTEC is organized into three sections: Research, Development and Promotion, and Management.[2]

Equipment

JAMSTEC currently owns the following vessels and vehicles for marine research:[3]

Facilities

JAMSTEC Global Oceanographic Data Center (GODAC)

JAMSTEC is headquartered in Yokosuka and based in five other locations:

  • Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences (YES) in Yokohama.
  • Mutsu Institute for Oceanography (MIO) in Mutsu, Aomori.
  • Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research (KOCHI) in Kōchi.
  • Global Oceanographic Data Center (GODAC) in Nago, Okinawa.
  • Tokyo Office.[1]

International projects

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c "Organizational Overview". Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "Organization Chart". Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Retrieved February 22, 2012.
  3. ^ "Research Vessels and Vehicles". Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology. Retrieved February 22, 2012.

External links

  • Official website
  • JAMSTEC's channel on YouTube
  • T-Limit Expedition


Coordinates: 35°19′12.8″N 139°38′57.5″E / 35.320222°N 139.649306°E / 35.320222; 139.649306

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