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2006 March 6th
CHIKYU open ship at Kochi, Japan Back to list
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Looking at the Tosa Bay through the telescope at the Bridge.
(Kochi) January 14-15, 2006
(Sukumo) January 21-22, 2006

JAMSTEC has held the CHIKYU open ship during her operation test to introduce the onboard facilities. The event in 2006 has started at Kochi prefecture Japan jointly hosted with local organizers after the basic operation test off Shikoku island.

In Kochi, there is the Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University (CMCR) that is a repository for the cores (cylindrical sample taken from geological layers). On the one day before the open ship, The CHIKYU's first acquired core taken off Shimokita peninsula was carried out from the ship to the CMCR.

About 20,000 people visited D/V CHIKYU during the open ship in Kochi and Sukumo. The 30,000th in Kochi and the 40,000th visitor in series of open ship in Sukumo was celebrated and presented a gift for the celebration from the captain.

JAMSTEC has planned to hold the CHIKYU open ship again in this year. The detailed information will be released on web site. We are looking forward to your visit to touch on the frontline of the earth and life science.

 

   
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Core carried out from the ship at Kochi New Port
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