Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society
Volume 32 Issue 01

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Volume 32, No. 1
Pages 94 - 94

Spotlight 7. D/V Chikyu

Shin’ichi Kuramoto Nobu EguchiSean Toczko
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In 1990, construction of a new scientific drilling vessel informally called “Godzilla Maru” was proposed to the Japanese government by the Aviation Electronics Council in Japan. Advanced ocean drilling using riser techniques would expand horizons in Earth, ocean, and life sciences and provide unique capabilities in support of international scientific ocean drilling, complementing the riserless US JOIDES Resolution drillship and European-supported mission-specific platforms.


Kuramoto, S., N. Eguchi, and S. Toczko. 2019. D/V Chikyu. Oceanography 32(1):94, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2019.126.