Press Releases

November 5, 2010
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

Open house of Global Oceanographic Data Center

The Global Oceanographic Data Center (GODAC) of the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) will host an open house on November 23, as described below. The open house will feature a variety of events and activities to enhance public awareness of the latest marine science technologies and research activities undertaken by GODAC.

The open house will take place as part of the “2010 Kube Techno Festa - Toward a Global Base for IT and Financial Services (*).”

<Open House Details>

Date and time : Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 10:00~17:00(Last admission: 16:30)
Venue : Global Oceanographic Data Center (GODAC), JAMSTEC
224-3, Toyohara, Nago City, Okinawa (Map)
*Free shuttle buses are available from Nago Shiminkaikan (Nago Civic Hall)
Admission : Free
Theme : Explore the Wonders of the Ocean and Earth

Focusing on three main areas - deep ocean, Earth’s environment, and information technology which supports scientific research, the open house will provide facility tours, science experiments and many hands-on activities to allow visitors to explore the mysteries and wonders of the ocean and the Earth.
Open house features :
Exhibitions on marine-earth science and technology
Ocean craft projects
Let’s find plankton!
Virtual tour :deep-sea submersible exploration
Operation of “NIRAI KANAI 150,” a remotely operated underwater robot
Science experiments
Indexing game: search for ocean data!
Machine room tour
Specimen of a deep-sea shark
Shop: JAMSTEC publications and official goods

*Kube Techo Festa Towards a Global Base for the IT and Financial Services

The Kube district is the center of the Nago City’s initiative to transform the city into a global base for IT and financial services. The annual Kube Techno Festa is designed to increase public awareness of the businesses in the Kube District and foster ties between them and local schools. The festa this year will be joined by the Ginoza Server Farm, an IT facility set up in Ginozason.

1.Date and time : Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 10:00~17:00
2.Host : Kube Techno Festa Organizing Committee
3.Sponsors : Nago City; Ginozason; Nago Board of Education; Henoko District, Toyohara District, and Kushi District in Nago City
  organizations :
Nago Development Authority (NDA), Act2, Inc., Okinawa National College of Technology, Nago e-Technology Co., Ltd., Qualysite Technologies Inc. Gaitame com Co., Ltd., Ando Securities Cop., Ltd., TSYS Japan, Inc., Employment and Human Resources Development Organization of Okinawa, GODAC, Toyohara District, Ginoza Server Farm and others (in random order).

Leaflet(in Japanese)[PDF:482KB]


Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
(For the open house)
Hiroki Furuyama
Manager, General Affairs Division
Global Oceanographic Data Center (GODAC)
(For publication)
Toru Nakamura, e-mail:
Manager, Planning Department Press Office