Institute for Marine-Earth Exploration and Engineering (MarE3)

Fleet & Research Facilities

Research Vessels

Seven ships are managed and operated to support various research activities such as investigating environmental changes, earthquake mechanics and tsunami generation, and to improve technology for marine resources exploration.

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Deep ocean investigation systems

The Shinkai 6500, a manned submersible, and remotely operated and autonomous vehicles are used in a variety of marine research applications.

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Survey Systems

The TRITON array has been moored in the western tropical Pacific Ocean and the eastern Indian Ocean, telemetering oceanographic and meteorological data. OBS units have also been placed on the ocean bottom to observe artificial seismic waves.

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