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This website may ask you to enter your name, e-mail address, and other personal information when you make an inquiry or post a message. The personal information obtained will be used only for necessary contact and will not be used for any other purpose. Personal information obtained will be managed appropriately and will not be disclosed except with the consent of the individual concerned or when disclosure is required by law. 


While this website strives to provide as accurate information as possible, this website cannot guarantee its accuracy or safety. This website is also not responsible for the information and services provided on other sites linked to ours. 


Unless otherwise noted, all images of the ocean, research vessels and their onboard equipment, and samples used on this website were taken by the website operator using the research facilities of JAPAN Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), and the copyrights to them belong to JAMSTEC. Copyrights to all other images and text on this website belong to the website operator and its affiliated organizations, unless otherwise noted. In addition, the contents of this website are intended for the purpose of outreach of educational and research activities. Except as permitted by copyright law, you may not use the contents of this website without the prior permission of the copyright holder. The purpose of this website is not to infringe any copyrights or portrait rights. If you have any problems regarding copyrights or portrait rights, please contact using the Contact Form. I will respond promptly. 

Link to this website

This website is basically link-free. You do not need permission to link to this website, but please let the owner know that you have linked to this website by using the contact form. However, please refrain from using inline frames and direct links to images.