24 February, 2015
Expedition 353 (Indian Monsoon Rainfall) cores received
19 November, 2014
Expedition 352 (Izu Bonin Mariana Arc) cores received
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
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.
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
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).
Center for Advanced Marine Core Research, Kochi University and Kochi Institute for Core Sample Research are conducting a variety of analyses and research activities.
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.
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.
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.
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)