September 29, 2000
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center

Establishment of the JAMSTEC Washington Office

As research programs expand and take on a much more international outlook, it has become crucial for JAMSTEC (President: Takuya Hirano) to maintain close collaborative ties with research institutions in the U.S., a world leader in ocean research. In view of such circumstance, JAMSTEC will open its Washington Office on October 1, 2000.

Major responsibilities of the Washington Office
The Washington Office will undertake liaison and coordination duties primarily for key items provided in the Common Agenda at the U.S.-Japan summit, such as global climate change research and deep-sea drilling program.

Specifically, the Washington Office will directly and regularly correspond with National Science Foundation (NSF), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other related organizations (mainly organizations located on the U.S east coast) of the U.S., in order to coordinate and promote deep-sea drilling program, as well as various oceanographic research.

1133@21th street, N.W. Suite 400
Washington D.C. 20036

For further details contact:
Planning Department, International Affairs Division (Mr. Wada or Mr. Tashiro)
Tel: +81-(0)468-67-5677
Administration Department, Public Relations Division (Mr. Taya or Mr. Tsukioka)
Tel: +81-(0)468-67-3806