The Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3) is responsible for the integrated operation and management of JAMSTEC's oceanographic research platforms. These include research vessels, ROVs/AUVs, onshore facilities, and including various equipment and instruments used for surveying and observing the ocean. Our state-of-the-art equipment and skilled staff continuously contribute to world-leading scientific and engineering research. MarE3's integrated solutions support and promote Japan's ocean policy.
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MarE3's Operations Department manages all aspects of the oceanographic research platforms in cooperation with affiliated organizations in Japan and overseas. Continuous improvement in organizational performance, operational technology and maintenance lies at the root of the Operations Department policy to utilize the platforms efficiently and productively.
Engineering & Technology
MarE3's Engineering Department is at the frontiers of creating new advanced technology, pushing the technological barriers and challenges of the underwater world. These new yet exciting aspects of the research, development, and implementation of observation technology, fundamental technology, exploration and drilling technology will promote and help to tackle environmental and social issues such as global warming, sea-level rise and increased sea pollution.