Past News & Event

17 October, 2014
New Reefer building of the KCC inaugurated on Oct. 17, 2014

1 August, 2014
Expeditions 350&351(Izu Bonin Mariana Arc) cores received

15 July, 2014
Update on New Reefer building at the KCC

17 April, 2014
Expedition 349 (South China Sea Tectonics) cores received

14 April, 2014
Expedition 346 Sampling Party at the KCC

1 April, 2014
A new reefer building is expected to be ready in early autumn

16 October, 2013
Expedition 346 (Asia Monsoon) cores received

17 September, 2013
Interruption in IODP Core Sampling & Observation

24 January, 2013
Three dimensional DICOM-viewer, the Virtual Core Viewer, to observe X- ray CT data of core samples drilled by D/V Chikyu has been released on web page and Android application.
[Click Virtual Core Library, you can access the viewer]

13 June, 2012
KCC Analytical Facilities Open to all IODP Researchers

KCC begins providing access to analytical facility for the researchers who wish to study IODP/legacy core samples. In the beginning, Core Logging instruments are being made available for the researchers residing outside* Japan. Interested researchers should contact at least 3 months before their visit to the KCC in order to make arrangements of both machine time and support package. In addition, the researchers should be prepared to take care of analytical consumables in principle. Please contact KCC curator for details.

*Researchers in Japan should submit application into the Nationwide Joint Use System of Kochi University.

9 June, 2011
First shipping of core samples for geomicrobiological research (RMS) to requester

1 June, 2011
Exhibit at JpGU meeting 2011

28 April, 2011
Deep frozen core samples for geomicrobiological research

25 February, 2011
Draft of New Science Plan available for comments

24 December, 2010
A summary to help researchers in selecting core samples

17 August, 2010
Japan Geopark Committee members visited KCC

 

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Research Activities

Purpose of Estabishment

Kochi Core Center is a research facility jointly managed with common goals by the Kochi University and Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC).

Research Activities

Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University and Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research are conducting a variety of analyses and research activities.

Facilities and Equipment

We have an optimal environment for analyses and research, including the latest instruments for analyses and large refrigerators and freezers for storage of core samples.

 

Outreach

We are also engaged in a variety of educational and outreach activities to let you know the results of our leading-edge research and development.

IODP Core Curation

With the regular staff performing IODP curation services, the Center is functioning as one of the three IODP core sample storage facilities in the world.

Sample Request

Core samples can be requested for your own research by applying to the IODP that manages the curation and the right of use of each sample.

 

 


Kochi Core Center 200 Monobe Otsu, Nankoku, Kochi, 783-8502
(on Monobe campus of Kochi University)

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