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Usage of Facilities and Equipment

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology


The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (“JAMSTEC”) offers our facilities and equipment for use to outside users with the goal of contributing to improvement of scientific and technological levels and to further development of scientific studies.

  1. Our Policy
    (1)
    Some of JAMSTEC facilities and equipment have incomparably high performance and value. We offer, with charge, these facilities and equipment for use to outside users who are committed to research and development of science and technology and to dissemination and promotion of such accomplishments, with the goal of contributing to improvement of scientific and technological levels and to further development of scientific studies.

    (2)
    For usage of the facilities and equipment, an agreement will be entered between JAMSTEC and users. The users will be charged the fees based on the JAMSTEC's fee calculation rules. The users need to procure necessary consumables by themselves. Some of the necessary consumables may be provided by JAMSTEC.
    (3)
    In case the facilities and equipment are used for research, development or study of marine science and technology, and in case they are used for dissemination and promotion of accomplishments about marine science and technology, with approval by JAMSTEC, the users may get a partial fee exemption.
    (4)
    As a rule, the users themselves or professional contractors arranged by the users are responsible for operating and running the facilities and equipment, with approval by JAMSTEC, provided that safe operation is guaranteed. (JAMSTEC will give instructions on the operation methods of the facilities.) If the users wish JAMSTEC to operate the facilities and equipment, please inform at the time of application for the usage.
    (5)
    Perquisite for Supporting Organizations: The members of Supporting Organizations who pay an annual fee are entitled to get the partial exemption.
  2. Partial Fee Exemption
    (1)
    In case the users use the facilities and equipment for the following purposes, and the usage is regarded as conforming to JAMSTEC's research purposes, JAMSTEC will partially exempt the users from the usage fee.
    a.
    The facilities and equipment are used for research, development and study of marine and other science and technology.
    b.
    The facilities and equipment are used for dissemination and promotion of accomplishments about marine and other science and technology.
    (2)
    Fees to be applied: For use of the facilities and equipment for the above purposes, the fees shown under the “special fee” column in the Table of Usage Fee for Facilities and Equipment will be applied.
    (3)
    Reporting the results: Users who get the partial fee exemption must report the results obtained by using JAMSTEC's facilities and equipment, promptly to the President of JAMSTEC.