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Connecting Ocean Research with Society

JAMSTEC is engaged in activities to contribute broadly to the improvement of science and technology, the development of academic research, and the understanding of the Earth and life through ocean research in Japan, a nation of oceans.
JAMSTEC promotes research and studies on the understanding of the global environment, the utilization of ocean resources, and seismic and volcanic activities. In addition, we create new value from the data obtained through our research activities to contribute to the needs of society and the economy.


Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
October 1971
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center was established.
April 2004
Independent Administrative Institution, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology was inaugurated.
April 2015
JAMSTEC made a fresh start as a "National Research and Development Agency."
Hiroyuki Yamato
Executive Director
Takeshi Kawano
Executive Director
Shuichi Kodaira
Executive Director
Katsuyuki Kudo
Satoshi Kikuchi
Auditor (part-time)
Mieko Mio
2-15, Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Tel: +81-46-866-3811
Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences
3173-25, Showa-Cho, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
Tel: +81-45-778-3811
Mutsu Institute for Oceanography
690, Kitasekine, Sekine, Mutsu-shi, Aomori, Japan
Tel: +81-175-25-3811
Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research
Otsu 200, Monobe, Nankoku-shi, Kochi, Japan
Tel: +81-88-864-6705
Global Oceanographic Data Center
224-3, Toyohara, Nago-shi , Okinawa, Japan
Tel: +81-980-50-0111
Tokyo Office
Fukokuseimei Bld. 23F, 2-2-2 Uchisaiwaicho, Chiyoda City, Tokyo, Japan
Tel: +81-3-5157-3900

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