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Preventive Measures against the Spread of COVID-19 (Updated on October 21, 2022)

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) conducts its research activities, assuring thorough COVID-19 infection control.

JAMSTEC apologizes to every one of you for any inconvenience caused by the decision, and your understanding and cooperation will be much appreciated.

Measures to prevent the spread of infection in the workplace

We are taking the following measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • In line with the actual conditions of each branch and department, we reduce attendance rates and avoid crowded conditions in offices, laboratories, and conference rooms by utilizing staggered work hours, telework, shift system, and satellite spaces.
  • We use a flextime system (core working time 10:30-16:30) to prevent infection during commuting.


JAMSTEC holds events, including online events ensuring thorough COVID-19 infection control.

Precautions to enter JAMSTEC’s facilities, including vessels, etc.

  • Facility tours
    When conducting on-site tours, We take utmost care in preventing infections
  • Please cooperate with us for COVID-19 infection control by putting on and taking off a mask properly and sanitizing your hands.
  • You are not allowed to enter JAMSTEC’s facilities, if your temperature is 38°C or higher.
  • JAMSTEC vessels are not open to visitors. Access to some vessel facilities at the Yokosuka HQ is not permitted, which you can access only after prior approval.

Research vessel operations

  • JAMSTEC conducts research cruise operations, ensuring thorough COVID-19 infection control.

Shared use of facilities and equipment with external users

  • JAMSTEC makes its facilities and equipment in Yokosuka Headquarters, such as hyperbaric chambers and the multipurpose pool, available to a limited number of external users, ensuring thorough COVID-19 infection control. Please click here for your future use of the facilities or equipment.

Notice of COVID-19 positive case

Secretariat of COVID-19 Emergency Response Headquarters Office