Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3)

Making New Discoveries
about our
Ocean Planet
Advanced Technology

At the forefront of marine research and study

The Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3) is responsible for the integrated operation and management of JAMSTEC's oceanographic research platforms, which include ships, AUVs, ROVs, and scientific observation & research equipment.

About Us

MarE3's Focus

Fleet & Research Facilities

Integrated operation of research vessels, AUVs/ROVs, development of observation technologies, surveys & observations worldwide.

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Users & Researchers Info

How to use ourresearch vessels and facilities, and how to recruit and support researchers and technicians on board.

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Engineering & Technology

We develop state-of-the-art technologies for research of oceanographic observations.

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Drilling the Mantle

How we are expanding the frontiers of Earth Science by preparing to drill and sample the Earth's mantle

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MarE3 OutreachLearn more about oceans, research vessels and AUVs & ROVs.

Here is information about our research ships and facilities that can be enjoyed by both children and adults

Introducing JAMSTEC Research Ships and Vehicle Brochures and Posters Photos and Videos Gallery

Outreach Info