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Oct. 26, 2023
Recruitment of Researcher, Researcher (II) or Postdoctoral Researcher (EKM23-021)
Oct. 13, 2023
Recruitment of Postdoctoral Researcher (EGP23-019)
Aug. 22, 2023
Discovery of fluid conduits that extend from the plate boundary fault hosting slow earthquakes to the seafloor
―Successful imaging of the upper-plate fracture zones formed by a subducting ridge―
Aug. 18, 2023
Obituary: Prof. Judith A. McKenzie, former advisor at the Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research, passed away
Jul. 24, 2023
UNESCO evaluators visited our facility for a revalidation of the Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark.
Jan. 31, 2023
The surface roughness of bacteria affects the attachment of marine nanoparticles to bacteria- Contribution to a detailed understanding of bacterial nutrient acquisition strategies and biogeochemical cycles in the ocean -
Jan. 20, 2023
Water modified ancient asteroid- JAMSTEC scientists co-authored a paper in Nature Astronomy -
How was the solar system formed? The Ryugu asteroid is helping us learn- JAMSTEC scientists co-authored a paper in Nature Astronomy -
Dec. 19, 2022
How “killer” asteroids saved planet Earth
- JAMSTEC scientists co-authored a paper in Nature Astronomy -
Nov. 28, 2022
Dr. Naotaka Tomioka elected as a Fellow of the Mineralogical Society of America (MSA).
Sep. 06, 2022
Recruitment of Researcher (Ⅱ) or Postdoctoral Researcher (EKM22-013)
Oct. 11, 2021
Preliminary Report on a Chikyu Drilling Program Offshore of Shikoku: Success in Collecting Continuous Strata to Understand Fluctuations in the Super-interglacial Kuroshio Current and the Generative Mechanisms of Turbidites
Jun. 30, 2021
Returned Asteroid samples imaged at ultra-high-resolution by the Phase 2 Curation “Team Kochi” at SPring-8: One of the world’s most powerful Synchrotron Radiation Facilities
Jun. 17, 2021
High Fluid-Pressure Patches around the Source Regions of Slow Earthquakes along the Nankai Trough
–A step forward to understand the generation mechanisms of slow earthquakes–
Apr. 27, 2021
Recruitment of Researcher (Ⅱ)
Jan. 28, 2021
The recent research paper of Dr. Yuki Morono has been selected as an Editors' Highlights of Nature Communications.
Jan. 22, 2021
Poirierite, a New Mineral Discovered in Meteorites:
A Major Key toward Uncovering the Asteroid Collision Process and the deep Earth’s Dynamics
Dec. 4, 2020
Temperature limits to deep subseafloor life in the Nankai Trough subduction zone
Oct. 20, 2020
Microbial diversity below seafloor is as rich as on Earth’s surface
Oct. 15, 2020
Recruitment of Researcher (Ⅱ)
Oct. 14, 2020
Contribution of microbial activity during the initial formation of seafloor hydrothermal deposits
―Possibilities for rewriting models of subseafloor mineralization―
Sep. 17, 2020
FY2021 Recruitment of Principal Researcher
Apr. 13, 2020
Response to prevention of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Sep. 5, 2019
Core samples from the Nankai Trough mega-earthquake zone have arrived at KCC! (2019/9/4)
Jul. 26, 2019
The students from Jr. High School Attached to the School of Education, Okayama University visited the KOCHI. (2019/07/24)
Jul. 26, 2019
We exhibited a booth at the 82nd Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (07/07/2019 – 12/07/2019)
Aug. 29, 2018
Dr. Shigeyuki Wakaki awarded “The Geochemical Journal Award 2018” at Goldschmidt 2018
Jul. 11, 2018
FY2019 [Geomicrobiology Group] Recruitment of a Scientist or Technical Scientist
Mar. 2, 2018
Joint research team awarded PNAS Cozzarelli Prize
Feb. 14, 2018
Newly Developed Method for Rock Strength Finds
Increased Strength above Mega-trust in Nankai Trough
July. 21, 2017
Unusual Microbial Community Found in Extreme Environments in the Deep Subsurface
- Serpentinization-fed spring may be a clue to unlock mystery of early life on Earth -
May. 16, 2017
Quartz Melting Point Depresses on Fault Plane
- A big step in understanding large earthquake mechanism -
Jan. 23, 2017
Movie of IODP “T-Limit” (CHIKYU) is Available Now
Dec. 8, 2016
Analysis of T-Limit is ongoing. Here is a picture of microbes taken with an electron microscope.
Dec. 7, 2016
International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) Expedition 366
- Mariana Convergent Margin & South Chamorro Seamount -
Nov. 24, 2016
T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto: all operation completed
Oct. 7, 2016
Analyses of T-Limit have started
Oct. 3, 2016
We connected a live video chat with Japan booth and "CHIKYU" at the New Scientist Live (23/09/2016)
Oct. 3, 2016
We exhibited a booth at the 123rd JGS (the Geological Society of Japan) (10/09/2016 – 12/09/2016)
Aug. 25, 2016
The staffs of Kochi prefecture and Kochi city visited the KOCHI. (2016/08/03)
Aug. 25, 2016
The students from Jr. High School Attached to the School of Education, Okayama University visited the KOCHI. (2016/07/21)
Jun. 26, 2016
We performed a special lesson at the Kochi Nishi Senior High School. (2016/07/14-2016/07/15)
Jul. 7, 2016
We exhibited a booth at the 26th Goldschmidt Conference (26/06/2016 – 30/06/2016)
Jun. 10, 2016
The 26th Goldschmidt Conference (26/06/2016 – 01/07/2016)
Jun. 03, 2016
FY2016 [Science Service Group] Recruitment of Project Technical Support Staff
Apr. 21, 2016
IODP Exp.370 T-Limit of the Deep Biosphere off Muroto website opened
Jul. 27, 2015
Dr. Fumio Inagaki awarded “The Taira Prize” by AGU
Jul. 24, 2015
Exploring the limits of life in the deep biosphere
Mar. 17, 2015
Discovery of Oxygen and Aerobic Microbial Life in Ultra-oligotrophic Deep-sea Sediments
-New paradigm for Earth’s element cycles and the biosphere-
Oct. 08, 2013
Causal Mechanisms of Large Slip during the Tohoku Earthquake of 2011 Revealed through Hydraulic Analysis of Fault-Drilling Samples from the Deep-Sea Scientific Drilling Vessel Chikyu