March 15, 2000
Ocean and Earth Division,Science and Technology Agency
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center

Memorandum of Understanding(MOU) between Japan Marine Science and Technology Center and Canada Department of Fisheries and Oceans,Science Sector

It has been officially decided that Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC, President Takuya HIRANO) to conclude a MOU with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada (DFO) in Ottawa on March 20, 2000.
The DFO has conducted numerous observations in the Arctic Ocean and significant results for clarifying the meteorological systems in the Arctic Ocean are expected through a joint research between Japan and Canada under this Mou using research resources available from both parties. (For example, DFO's expertise in the field,Icebreaker *1. and others, and JAMSTEC's Oceanographic Research Vessel "MIRAI", Ice Ocean Environmental buoy and others)'

*: References
*1:An ice-water observation vessel to be offered by the DFO to support R/V MIRAI during her observations.
(Refer to Principal Specification of Working Vessels)

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