Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
JAMSTEC E-library of Deep-sea Images
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) investigates and observes deep-sea environments using manned and unmanned research submersibles such as SHINKAI6500, HYPER-DOLPHIN, etc. On this site, the numerous data of deep-sea videos and photos are available to the public. As of March 2016, approximately 30 thousand hours of videos and over 1.2 million photos are available at this site. These data of moratorium periods have expired, and the site provides them with detailed information including research location, contents (ex. living organism or phenomena), etc. Moreover, this site visualizes JAMSTEC dive surveys and deep-sea environments by using various deep-sea data and plotting dive tracks in 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional virtual space.