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Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3)

New perception of the Earth and its oceans emerging from advanced technology

Oceans occupy about 70% of the Earth’s surface, and are the source of dynamic global change. There is a diversity of important marine-earth research areas, including deep water zones, earthquake and submarine volcanic activity zones, hydrothermal vent zones, and the deep subseafloor. With the aim of conducting world-leading research and development and supporting the implementation of Japan’s marine policies, we will maintain and improve our advanced capabilities for investigating and observing all ocean zones through constant technological development and operation of a marine research platform capable of supporting research in large and diverse field sites.

2019/04/18
Dr. Fumio Inagaki awarded The Copernicus Medal 2019
2019/04/01
Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3) website has been launched.

Shin'ichi Kuramoto
Director-General, Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3)

On April 1, 2019, the “Marine Technology and Engineering Center (MARITEC)” and the “Center for Deep Earth Exploration (CDEX)” have been reorganized into “Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3)” with the aim of integrating R & D and operation of research vessels and vehicles.