Press Releases

July 10, 2008
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Open House of the R/V "MIRAI" and the MIO

The Mutsu Institute for Oceanography (MIO; Shuichi Watanabe, Director-General) of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC; Yasuhiro Kato, President) will open its research facilities and the Oceanographic Research Vessel “MIRAI” to the public as described below, in order to increase people’s understanding on our research activities.


Theme: “Watch and Learn about the Ocean”
~Explore the ocean to learn about global warming~
The main theme of the event is “global warming and climate change”.
Enjoy on-board tour and experiment classes. There are full of mysteries and attractions in the ocean.
Date and Time: Sunday, August 10, 2008 10:00~16:00
(End of registration at 15:30)
Venue: The Mutsu Institute for Oceanography, JAMSTEC
690, Kitasekine, Sekine, Mutsu City, Aomori Prefecture
(20 minutes by car from Shimokita Station of JR Oominato Line)
Free shuttle bus is available in Mutsu City
*For details, please refer to Leaflet (Japanese)
Admission: Free
Details: (1) Open house of the R/V “MIRAI”
(2) Public open of research studies and facilities
(3) Experiment class titled “Interesting CO2
(4) Display of TRITON Buoy and Argo Float (art works painted on by elementary school children)
(5) Touch Pool
(6) Treasure Hunting
(7) Ropework lesson by crews of the R/V “MIRAI”
(8) The original calendar made by a photograph taken with the R/V “MIRAI”. It’s a free gift for first 500 people.
(9) Display of prize winning arts of “Draw Your Dreams of the Ocean on a Post Card Contest”


(For Open House)
Masayuki Watanabe
Manager, General Affairs Division, Mutsu Institute for Oceanography (MIO)
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
(For Publication)
Noriyuki Murata, email;
Manager, Planning Department, Press Office
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology