Latest Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology Stories
Scientific deep sea drilling vessel Chikyu sets a world new record by drilling down and obtains rock samples from deeper than 2,111 meters below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula of Japan in the northwest Pacific Ocean.
IODP Expedition 322 of the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment Stage 2 complete.
Scientists return from first ever riser drilling operations in seismogenic zone.
Kumano Basin off Kii Peninsula, approximately 58 km southeast of Japanâ€” Despite harsh atmospheric and ocean conditions, and complex geological characteristics of its drill site, the deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU, for the first time in the history of scientific ocean drilling
Researchers aboard drilling vessel Chikyu report successful completion of first riser-drilling operations in earthquake zone.
Tiny single-celled organisms, many of them previously unknown, have been discovered beneath nearly seven miles of water in the deepest part of the ocean.