@The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Sciences and Technology (JAMSTEC) carried out the research cruise along the World Ocean Circulation Experiment (WOCE), Hydrographic Program (WHP) lines in the southern hemisphere with oceanographic research vessel "MIRAI" from August 2003 to February 2004, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of its establishment.

@"MIRAI" started her survey cruise at Brisbane on August 3, 2003 and took an eastward course along approximately 30 degrees south latitude. She called at Tahiti, Valparaiso, Santos, Tamatave, and Port Luis. "MIRAI" arrived at Fremamtle on January 25, and left there for the last survey cruise of Leg 6 on January 27. She has completed her more than half year cruise BEAGLE 2003 by arriving at Fremantle again on February 19, 2004.

Renewed on April 1, 2004.

opened on July 31, 2003

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