April 16, 2010
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will be hosting an open house of its Yokosuka head quarters on Saturday, May 22, 2010. As part of the National Science and Technology Week events, the open house is designed to enhance public understanding and awareness of ocean research activities and technology development being undertaken by JAMSTEC.
Yokosuka HQ Open House Details
|1.Date and time||:||Saturday, May 22, 2010, 9:30~16:00
(last admission: 15:30)
|2.Venue||:||JAMSTEC Headquarters in Yokosuka
2-15, Natsushima-cho, Yokosuka
(Free shuttle bus services available from Keihin-kyuko Oppama Station)
*An open house takes place annually in the other JAMSTEC facilities.
Details of the open house at each site will be posted when available.
The Earth Science museum at YES is open to the public on weekdays and third Saturdays. GODAC is open annually, except for Mondays, public holidays, and the year-end and New Year period.
Special event for the International Year of Biodiversity(IYB)
A variety of science experiments, as shown below, will provide windows to the Earth’s interior.
Research activities by the Deep-Sea Drilling vessel “CHIKYU” and the supercomputer “Earth simulator” will also be introduced.
Research facilities and laboratory tours
Cruise aboard the Research Vessel KAIYO (190 passengers each by lot)
*The cruising might be cancelled in case of bad weather.
Open house of the Deep Sea Research Vessel KAIREI and the exhibit of the 7000m-class remotely operated vehicle KAIKO II
Open: 9:30~16:00 (Last admission 15:30; No pre-entry required)
Entry into the cockpit of the manned research submersible SHINKAI 2000 (limited to 72 people)
Every hour from 10:00 to 15:00, 12 people chosen by lot each time
Kids park (Hands-on activities for kids)
Exhibits of research equipment and findings
Yokouska City, Oppama-Administration Center, Oppama Tourism Association, Kanagawa Prefectural Marine Science High School, Nissan Motor Company, Enoshima Aquarium, Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Paradise, Nippon Marine Enterprises, Marine Works Japan, Global Ocean Development, and Mantle Quest Japan Company