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2015

2015/12/03
Sea Bird and Ship Drift Data Help Capture Ocean Currents
~A new observation method for ocean current forecast~
2015/12/02
3D Laser Scanner Installed in AUV Visualizes Deep-sea Hydrothermal Fields
-A new innovative method for resource exploration-
2015/11/30
Long-period Ocean-bottom Motions Observed by DONET
(Dense Oceanfloor Network System for Earthquakes and Tsunamis)
~Significant contribution of oceanic sediment layers in source area of large subduction earthquakes to development of long-period ocean-bottom motions~
2015/11/27
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 360
~Southwest Indian Ridge Lower Crust and Moho~
2015/11/25
A New Approach to El Niño Prediction
~Towards more accurate forecasts beyond boreal spring~
2015/10/31
Observation of Deep-sea Environmental Changes after the 2011 Off the Pacific Coast of Tohoku Earthquake
~Long-term monitoring data at deep-sea stations provide new data~
2015/10/23
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 357
~Atlantis Massif Serpentinization and Life Expedition~
2015/10/16
Slow Slip Area May Also Rupture During Megathrust Earthquakes
~Lab Experiments Reproduced Slow Slip Events in the Japan Trench Subduction Zone~
2015/09/29
Heterogeneous Symbiont Subpopulations Utilizing Different Energy Sources in a Deep-sea Bathymodiolus Mussel
~New Insights on Bacterial Symbiont Population's Adaptation to the Environment~
2015/09/29
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 359
~Maldives Sediment Archive Drilling to Decipher Record of Environmental Changes in Northern Indian Ocean during Neogene Global Cooling~
2015/08/25
Deep Sea Drilling at the Amami Sankaku Basin Revealed Wide Distribution of Fore-arc Basalts across the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc
~Record of spontaneous subduction initiated 52 million years ago~
2015/08/18
Resuspension of Shelf Sediments and Lateral Transport of Particles off Fukushima Coast
~Decrease in Cesium Level in Costal Sediments~
2015/07/30
$2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Results Announced:
Japanese Team’s Hybrid pH Sensor Ranked 3rd for Accuracy Prize
2015/07/30
Interdecadal Modulation of Summer Monsoon in Japanese Costal Waters
~The Pacific-Japan Pattern Correlates with Rice Yields and Typhoons~
2015/07/24
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 356
~A 5 Million Year History of the Indonesian Throughflow, Australian Monsoon and Subsidence on the Northwest Shelf of Australia~
2015/07/24
Exploring the limits of life in the deep biosphere
~Microbes discovered nearly 2.5 kilometers below the ocean floor~
2015/07/17
Reliable Estimation for Terrestrial CO2 Exchange Using Ground and Satellite Observations
~ Evaluation of Consistency between Two Different Approaches ~
2015/05/08
JAMSTEC Team Advances to Finals of $2 Million Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE
Global Competition to Revolutionize Ocean pH Sensor Technology Heads to the Pacific Ocean for Deep Sea Testing
2015/04/27
Forecasting Extreme Summertime Arctic Cyclone with Observations over Arctic Ocean
-Toward More Accurate Prediction for Safer Arctic Sea Cruise-
2015/04/23
Changes in Benthos Community on Artificial Hydrothermal Vent Field Produced by Seafloor Drilling
-Emergence of New Habitat with Migration and Reproduction of Deep-sea Benthos-
2015/04/09
JAMSTEC Yokosuka Headquarters Open Day
2015/04/09
Finding of Phagocytic Activities of Hemocytes from Deep-sea Bathymodiolus Mussel Species
~Basic Observation for Elucidating Symbiotic Mechanism of Deep-sea Organisms from Perspective of Immune Defense System~
2015/04/09
Utilize Around View Monitor (AVM) Technology for Unmanned Vehicles toward Highly-Efficient Subsea Operations
~Joint Development with Nissan and Topy Industries to Realize Drastic Improvement in Underwater Operation Efficiency~
2015/03/27
First Scientific Research by Ocean Research Vessel at Nishinoshima Volcano since November 2013
~Established Observation System for Volcanic Activity, Earthquakes and Tsunamis with Topographic Research, Infrasonic Observations and Video Filming~
2015/03/27
IODP Scientific Expedition 355 Begins
~Deep sea drilling in the Arabian Sea: Constraining tectonic-monsoon interactions in South Asia~
2015/03/23
Partial Recovery Work for DONET
2015/03/19
Cooling Effect of Urban Green Oasis
- Elucidated with 3D Observations and High-Resolution Simulations -
2015/03/17
Successfully Inhibit Cell Proliferation by Exploiting Vulnerability of Gene Expression System
~Potential for Application in Medical Fields~
2015/03/17
Discovery of Oxygen and Aerobic Microbial Life in Ultra-oligotrophic Deep-sea Sediments
-New paradigm for Earth’s element cycles and the biosphere-
2015/02/24
Identified Hadal/Trench Biosphere
-Microbial Communities in Hadal Water Masses in Mariana Trench-
2015/02/12
Successfully Reproduced Process of Continental Drift from Breakup of Pangea to Present-day Continental Distribution, Revealing Its Driving Force
- Cold Plums Formed Himalayas! -
2015/02/10
Deep-rooted Fluid Component Detected in Kumano Forearc Basin Mud Volcano
-New Findings about Fluid Regimes in Nankai Accretionary Wedge-
2015/02/05
Annual Meeting“JAMSTEC 2015" to be Held 
-Create New Values from Sea-
2015/01/29
Earth’s Free Oscillations Excited by Small Earthquakes in Nankai Trough
-New Incessant Excitation Sources Found-
2015/01/20
Demonstrated Possibility of Predicting Typhoon Genesis Two Weeks in Advance
- First Step Toward Realization of Typhoon Projection -