Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

 The terms and conditions in using this "Data Research System for Whole Cruise Information (DARWIN)" are posted on this page. Users are requested to read though this page before using.

Quality Levels of Data

 We basically provide Quality-Controlled or Corrected data on this site; however, some data are still raw and not checked yet. Please confirm the data status before using.

 The quality control levels on this site are following,

quality level expression standard process
low Raw Original data as of the end of the cruise (Just converted to physical property or preliminarily processed onboard)
middle Processed (DMO)-Basic Derived values processed by Data Management Office from raw data without quality control
high Processed (DMO)-QCed Routinely quality controlled (adding quality flags or conversion to missing value) data by Data Management Office
very high Processed (DMO)-Corrected Corrected (correction with calibration data, evaluation of errors or filtering out of low reliable data) data by Data Management Office
very high Processed (DMO/PI) Data includes both processed data by Principal Investigator and Data Management Office
very high Processed (PI) Processed data by Principal Investigator

 Data Management Office routinely makes "Processed Data(DMO)".

 Some data may not be quality controlled.

 The level of quality control may differ with the type of data.

 "Processed(PI) is data processed and submitted by researchers. QC levals rely on datasets.

 Once data in higher level is available, the lower level data will be replaced on the web by the higher level data. Anyone who wants to have "Raw data" or others is encouraged to contact us.

Data without links to files/publication pages

 Some data(reports) are shown on the cruise pages with no links to the relevant data files or publication pages due to the following reasons;

  • The data is in its moratorium period.
  • The data is not provided by the science party yet.
  • Data dissemination process is not finished.
  • Data handling policy is not set.
  • The data is decided to be closed, etc.

 Users who wish to use data that is not available on this web site are requested to contact the Data Management Office (dmo jamstec.go.jp). Please refer to the "Application for Data and Samples" page for details.

About Data Policy for Cruises in Each Year

 Data handling policies for existing cruises depend on its fiscal year, research vessel or kind of call for proposals. Data within the Publication Moratorium Period in its data handling policy or data obtained from cruises without data handling policy is provided on the permission of Principal Investigator or Dive Researcher.

Handling Policy of MIRAI Cruises
Fiscal Year Handling Policy Applied
All cruises from start of operation (FY1998) to FY2007 Handling Policy for each FY attached to the application documents is applied.
Cruises in and after FY2008 "Rules for Handling Data and Samples" is applied.
Handling Policy of Deep Sea Research Cruises
Fiscal Year Handling Policy Applied
Cruise from start of operation (FY2001) to FY2002 Handling policy for MIRAI cruise is applied.
Cruises from FY2003 to FY2007 Handling Policy for each FY attached to the application documents is applied.
Cruises in and after FY2008 "Rules for Handling Data and Samples" is applied.
Other Cruises
Fiscal year Handling Policy Applied
Cruises from start of operation (FY1981) to FY2007 no handling policy applied
Cruises in and after FY2008 "Rules for Handling Data and Samples" is applied.

  Please see here for the handling policy for each fiscal year.

Conditions of Use

 Conditions in using data on this site are following,

  1. The Data and Samples publicized shall belong to JAMSTEC, and the users shall only be entitled to the use thereof.
  2. JAMSTEC shall not bear any responsibility for the results of the use of the Data and Samples publicized.
  3. The users shall not change maliciously or sell the data or samples publicized.
  4. The costs of communication, media, shipping and expendable supplies required in providing the Data or Samples publicized shall be borne by the users.
  5. In publishing the results obtained from the use of the Data and Samples publicized, the users shall clearly refer to the use of the JAMSTEC Data and Samples.
  6. In granting the use of the Data and Samples, JAMSTEC may ask for clear identification of the party who has obtained such Data and Samples.
  7. In publicizing the results of the use of Data and Samples, the users shall submit to JAMSTEC the information on the author (writer), year of publication, title, form and media of publication together with the results publicized or one set of the copies thereof.

 Additional conditions may applied.

Commercial Use of Data and Samples

 Users who wish to use data and samples for the purpose of commercial use need to make an application to the Data Management Office in advance. "Data Request Application Form" for data and "Sample Request Application Form" for samples.

 CAUTION: Signatures of applicants are required on the application forms.

 Sending address:

Data Management Group,

Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences,

Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology

3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama

Kanagawa 236-0001, Japan

fax : +81-45-778-5424

 If you are in a hurry, please send a signed application form by fax or e-mail a scanned image before posting the application form.

 The office in charge of intellectual property shall make contact with you.

  For the commercial use of images and films, please make an application at "Image(s)/Footage Request Form".

Other Notification in Use

 Data or information on this site may be changed without notice. Information on such change is to be posted on the "What's new" page.

 In creating or publishing maps from bathymetry data, regulation on similar publication in the article 25 in the law on hydrographic works may be applied.

 

Citation

 Those who use the data provided on this site are required to cite the cruise report or describe it in the acknowledgement as below (words in [ ] must be changed properly).

Example of description in acknowledgements;

 "Data used in this [study/research etc.] was acquired during the [Cruise Number] cruise of R/V [Ship Name], Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology."

 Citation of Cruise Report must include the name "R/V MIRAI" and cruise number. In case the cruise report is not open to public, cruise summary is must be cited instead.

Example of citation;

 

 "[Name(s) of PI(s)], [Year of Publication], [Title of the Cruise Report], Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Yokosuka, Japan"

How to report the publication of results

  Users are requested to report their publication of results from data and samples on this site by sending publication report to the address below,

 [E-mail address] sumbit-rv-cruise jamstec.go.jp

Link Policy of Data Research System for Whole Cruise Information in JAMSTEC

 In providing links with this data site on the web page outside JAMSTEC, following conditions are applied.

  1. Before providing links, please apply to the site manager (dmo jamstec.go.jp) and get permission.
  2. The URLs on this data site may be changed without notice.
  3. JAMSTEC is not responsible for the contents outside JAMSTEC and the results of use of the data provided from this data site.
  4. JAMSTEC recommends providing links with the top page of this data site. In the case providing links with specific data, Cruise Top Page including the link with the data page is recommended.
  5. The direct link with specific data file is prohibited.
  6. Linked pages should be shown in the new window instead of showing them in the flame.
  7. When the conditions of use or citations for specific data exist, the links with those pages should also be shown.

  Except for the policy of links the Site Policy of JAMSTEC will be applied.

Background maps

 Data used for background maps are in the following.

  1. One minute gridded data of General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO)
    The GEBCO One Minute Grid, version 2.0, http://www.gebco.net
  2. NGDC 5-Minute Gridded Global Relief Data Collection (ETOPO5)
    Data Announcement 88-MGG-02, Digital relief of the Surface of the Earth. NOAA, National Geophysical Data Center, Boulder, Colorado, 1988.
  3. J-EGG500 (JODC-Expert Grid data for Geography -500m)
    Japan Oceanographic Data Center (JODC)