FY2001Public Invitation for Utilizing the Oceanographic Research Vessel MIRAI

Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC), continuously from the last year, invites research themes and on board researchers for joint utilization of the oceanographic research vessel R/V Mirai on her FY2001 voyages, which are carried out under "the Long-term Observation and Research Plan for Utilizing the Oceanographic Research Vessel MIRAI", a plan for observation and research to be conducted by public use of R/V Mirai for 10years period. R/V Mirai, with her excellent features for navigation as a research ship and with various high-tech observation equipment, is expected to contribute to understanding and prediction of global environmental changes such as global warming.

*Methods of handling data/samples and results obtained from the "Mirai"

The Essentials of Invitation

1. Invited themes:

Research themes which can be conducted within the planned six voyage-periods and research area shown in the "FY2001Operation Plan of R/V Mirai" .

2. Application period: 29thJun~31stJul 2000. Deadline: Postmarked by 31July 2000.


(A) Domestic ; Researchers in Japan belonging universities and other institutes

(B) Overseas ;Researchers who can apply through their joint researchers qualified as(A)

4.Number of researchers to be admitted: Approximately 28 persons per voyage

5.Method of invitation:

Invitation details to be delivered extensively to related research organizations as well as informed in the INTERNET home page.

6.Selection procedure:

Screening and selection process will be performed by the R/V MIRAI Operation Planning Committee by the end of July 2000, considering the degree of contribution to the main research themes shown in "the Long-term Observation and Research Plan for Utilizing the Oceanographic Research Vessel MIRAI" and in "the FY2001 Operation Plan of R/V Mirai".

7.Boarding Expenses:

JAMSTEC will pay boarding expenses inside of Japan to relevant researchers admitted to board R/V MIRAI according to gthe rule about traveling expenses forR/V MIRAI public useh.For further inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the undermentioned.

8.Further inquires: Mr.Nakamura or Mr.Ishiguro
TEL: +81-468-67-3938
Research Support Coordination Div.
Research Support Dep.JAMSTEC