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Terms and Conditions

JAMSTEC has copyrights of all data within this site.

  • For purposes of academic research, and educational activities such as lessons at non-profit educational institutions or personal uses permitted by the copyright act, you can use videos and photos on the website without authorization of JAMSTEC for free. Please express clearly in your paper, document, video etc. that JAMSTEC data is used if you use videos and photos from the website.
    You can apply for high resolution version of online videos from My Library. Please apply for them 10 days before your deadline date since it takes time to prepare. If we need more than 10 days to prepare the data, we will contact you in advance.
    In addition, user registration will be required to use My Library. Original sizes of photos can be downloaded directly from the website without applying.
  • For commercial purposes including collection of admission or any other charges, please fill out the application form, and the videos and photos will be provided with fee.
    Moreover, if you edit or process any videos and photos on the website, please contact us in advance and follow our instructions.

JAMSTEC homepage > Public Relations > Image(s)/Footage Request Form



*In the case of contacting JAMSTEC for a specific video or photo, please include its video ID or photo ID; which is shown on the video player or photo viewer.

Resolutions and file formats of Archival Video Files

You can apply for the highest-resolution videos we offer, called Archival Video Files, from My Library. Please refer to the following for the resolutions and file formats of videos.

File format
Codec Resolution (pixels) Bit rate Periods of dives taken place
mpg MPEG-2 Video 720×480 13Mbps Dives from 1980 to 2011
m2p MPEG-2 Video 720×512 13Mbps Dives from 1980 to 2011
m2ts H.264 1920×1080 40Mbps Dives from 2011 to present

  • The data formats will change depending on dates, submersibles, types of cameras, etc. The formats listed above are illustrative only. Please use them as your references.


Contact address is as follows:

In the case of contacting JAMSTEC for a specific video or photo, please include its video ID or photo ID.

Where to find video ID and photo ID.