Opening: Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC)
Seattle Office

1. Description of JAMSTEC
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC) was established in 1971 as a general oceanographic institution, a special incorporation created as a result of industry-academia-government cooperation to promote ocean science and technology. It comes under the supervision of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japanese Government and receives most of its annual budget from Government.

2. Seattle Office
In April 2001, JAMSTEC took steps to establish a Seattle Office to maintain direct close liaison with oceanographic institutions and agencies located primarily in the western part of the U.S. and Canada with a view to assisting effective implementation of global change research and ocean observation programs as required. Organizations subject to our regular liaison include, but not limited to, the following:

National Oceanic and Atmosphere Administration/Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (NOAA/PMEL)
School of Oceanography, University of Washington
Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), University of Washington
Oregon State University (OSU)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
International Arctic Research Center (IARC), University of Alaska Fairbanks
International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), University of Hawaii
Institute of Ocean Sciences (IOS) (Canada)
University of British Columbia (UBC) (Canada)
University of Victoria (UVic) (Canada)

Office Address:
810 Third Avenue, Suite 632, Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-957-0543, 0545
Fax: 206-957-0546

Kyohiko Mitsuzawa, Director
Kazuko Sheridan, Secretary