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CDEX Newsletter Chikyu Hakken
Chikyu Hakken

Online ISSN for English edition: 1880-3261
Online ISSN for Japanese edition: 1880-3253

Brochures
IODP NanTroSEIZE Overview
Deep Sea Drilling Vessel CHIKYU
Overview of the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment (NanTroSEIZE)
[Published April 2009]

First Access to the Megathrust Earthquake Zone
Drilling Provides Ground Truth Information
Scientific Ocean Drilling Sheds Light on Earthquake Mechanics
An All-out Challenge by the International Science Community
Comparing Two Drilling Technologies

 

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NanTroSEIZE proceeds to Stage 2
Deep Sea Drilling Vessel CHIKYU
Stage 2 expedition plan
[Published April 2009]

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Deep Sea Drilling Vessel CHIKYU
Deep Sea Drilling Vessel CHIKYU
Mechanisms of CHIKYU, onboard equipments and her 7,000 meters drilling capability


Drilling Equipments, Mud Circulation System,
Dynamic Positioning System, Research Laboratory,
Riser Pipe and Drill Pipe, Living Compartment,
Helicopter Deck, Blow-Out Preventer

 

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Center for Deep Earth Exploration
CDEX has responsibility to plan, develop, survey, manage scientific data of CHIKYU and her scientific objectives
[Published May 2005]
  • Earthquake Prediction?
  • D/V CHIKYU can reach Earthquake Nest!
  • Where are we from?
  • Floating High-Tech Lab. D/V CHIKYU
  • Fresh Mantle in hand?
  • See the Past and Future of the Earth through Core!
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(for kids, Japanese) 2.06MB
Reports
Toward an Understanding of Earth System Evolution:
Japan National Science Plan for the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program - January 2003 -
Japan is expected to play the central part in this project. Therefore IODP has to make very concrete research theme suitable for Japanese leadership by reviewing the international trend of forming scientific programs in the past. IODP must draw a blueprint for the future where Japanese scientists can participate and take initiative. This plan was formulated by OD21SAC, considering the concept of Japanese community of scientists presented in the domestic symposiums, various kinds of related committees. (continued on pdf file)

[Published November 2002]

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