Independent Administrative Institution, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) invites research themes and researchers on board for joint utilization of the oceanographic research vessel MIRAI during her FY2005 voyages, which are carried out under the long-term and the middle-term plan for observation and research.

The Essentials of Invitation
Invited themes Research themes which can be conducted during the planned five cruises and at the research areas shown in the "FY2005 Operation Plan of R/V MIRAI".
Application period 1st July-31st July, 2004
(Deadline: Received on 31st July, 2004 by e-mail)
(A) Domestic : Researchers belonging to Japanese universities and research institutions in Japan
(B) Overseas : Researchers who can apply through their joint researchers qualified as(A)
Method of invitation Invitations are delivered extensively to the related universities and research institutions. Invitation details are informed in the INTERNET home page.
Applications must be submitted by e-mail,as attachments,on official application forms(downloadable from the JAMSTEC home page).
The home page address is "".
Procedure of selection Screening and selection will be performed by the R/V MIRAI Operation Planning Committee around the beginning of September, 2004, being considered the degree of contribution to the long-term plan for observation and research, the middle-term plan for FY2005-FY2007 for observation and research and the main research themes shown in the "FY2005 Operation Plan of R/V MIRAI". Notice of the result will be sent around the beginning of October, 2004.
Boarding Expenses JAMSTEC will pay the travel expenses for the researchers allowed to board R/V MIRAI within limitations of the budget in accordance with the JAMSTEC rule governing public use of R/V MIRAI.
Duties of researchers conducting research themes Researchers must observe the JAMSTEC rule "The handling policy for data, samples, and results obtained when utilizing R/V MIRAI" in terms of the data, samples and results obtained by observation and research involving R/V MIRAI.
Results of the research using R/V MIRAI have to be presented at the annual "MIRAI Symposium".
E-mail address for
sending Application Form
Further inquiries For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the undermentioned. Mr. Muto or Ms. Sasaki
()Research Support Dept., Marine Technology Center, JAMSTEC
TEL: 0468-67-9883
FAX: 0468-69-0812