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SHINKAI 6500 + HYPER-DOLPHIN:joint dive

Joint dive was completed by using two research submersibles at the same time to synergize their capabilities to improve the efficiency of observation and research. By combining SHINKAI 6500 and HYPER-DOLPHIN, it was enabled to take the image of the operation of SHINKAI 6500 by high vision camera during diving. JAMSTEC has been technically cooperated with NHK in the development of equipments. The present cruise provided the performance of the joint development to provide the images in the deep sea for the TV program, "Planet Earth" which was produced in joint with BBC of UK and NHK. Many valuable images in the deep sea will be presented during this program.


February 06, 2007
"Joint Dive" web page is opened in Japanese.


NHK Special "Planet Earth" Broadcasting Schedule

Planet Earth Third series, No. 11"Blue Desert, Open ocean and Deep Sea"
This program will broadcast the images taken by the joint dive by NHK and JAMSTEC.

February 11, 2007 (Sun) 21:00~21:59
February 21, 2007 (Wed) 0:00 ~
March 29, 2007 (Thu) 19:30 ~
Homepage of NHK(Japanese);

Related Event

Open seminar at YES

Imaging in deep sea
Mr. T. Uchida-JAMSTEC
February 17, 2007 (Sat), 13:30-15:00