The D/V Chikyu is the world’s first riser drilling-equipped science vessel, capable of drilling deeper at sea than any other science drilling vessel to date. Since 2007, Chikyu has participated in the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program, and since 2013, the International Ocean Discovery Program.

International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP)

  • JAMSTEC
  • IODP
  • ECORD
  • ECORD