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Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research (KOCHI)

Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research of JAMSTEC was established in October 2005 for drilled core processing, storage and research. In 2008, the institute became one of the three official core repositories of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP), and is responsible for the cores collected from the Indian Ocean, western Pacific Ocean, and Bering Sea, which together make up approximately one-third of the global ocean.

[Address]
200 Monobe Otsu, Nankoku, Kochi, 783-8502, Japan
(on Monobe campus of Kochi University)
Phone: +81-88-864-6705
Fax: +81-88-878-2192

By car
Kochi Institute is located 20 minutes from Nankoku Interchange on Kochi Expressway.
By air
Kochi Institute is located on the campus of the Kochi University, and 2 or 3 minutes by airport shuttle bus from Kochi Ryoma Airport. Kochi Institute is also within walking distance of 10 to 15 minutes from Kochi Ryoma Airport.
By JR Line
Kochi Institute is located on the campus of the Kochi University, and 40 minutes by airport shuttle bus from Kochi Station. Kochi Institute is also 10 minutes by taxi from Gomen Station.