Japan is a maritime nation surrounded by sea on all sides, and we are using the vast sea as a place of many activities.
The sea brings abundant bounties and connects Japan with the rest of the world, and is extremely important to support our activities.
Besides securing maritime interests, safety of maritime traffic, conservation of the marine environment and disaster prevention, the practical realization of new marine resource development have been highly expected in recent years. It is crucial to conduct detailed oceanographic research and appropriately manage and provide the information obtained from the surveys.
The JCG will continue to systematically carry out wide-area and detailed oceanographic research, and appropriately manage and provide information to play a role in securing maritime interests and maritime safety.
Exploring the ocean
The JCG conducts ocean survey for various purposes, such as securing maritime interests, safety of maritime traffic, conservation of the marine environment, and disaster prevention. Especially in recent years, with the growing interest in the waters under the jurisdiction of Japan and the development and utilization of new marine resources, oceanographic research, which is the basis for securing maritime interests, has gained importance.
Providing marine information
The ocean is used for various purposes, such as shipping, fisheries, resource development, and marine leisure, and the information required for each purpose differs. The JCG strives to provide information from a large amount of marine information obtained from oceanographic research in a form that is easy for users to use according to each purpose.