Past News & Event

12 February, 2021
☆International Workshop☆
We will hold an online international workshop on "Metamorphic rocks and ore deposits: examples in Shikoku (Japan) and across the globe” in KCC, on February 19, 2021. Online registration is mandatory via the link below (Deadline: February 14, 2021).
Click here for Registration
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04 December, 2020
☆Press Release☆
Results from the Muroto Offshore Drilling (IODP Expedition 370) have been published in Science.
"Temperature limits to deep subseafloor life in the Nankai Trough subduction zone. How hot is too hot for life deep below the ocean floor?"

10 March, 2020
☆KCC seminar☆
Lecturer: Yuji Sano (Professor, The University of Tokyo, Guest Professor of Kochi University)

2 March, 2020
☆KCC seminar☆
Lecturer: Shoichi Kiyokawa (Associtate Professor, Kyushu University, Guest Professor of Kochi University)

26 February, 2020
☆KCC seminar☆
Lecturer 1: Paolina Garbeva (Netherlands Institute of Ecology)
Lecturer 2: Ruth Schmidt (INRS - Institut Armand Frappier and Plotly, Canada)


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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.



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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