Nikon Model H Field Microscope Chapter 5
Nikon Model H Field Microscope   Chapter 5

Ship and Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri, All Rights Reserved.

Ship and Microscope

Do you know Japanese research vessels? I want to show you about the beautiful world of research vessels and microscope.

I received very nice images from Dr. Kazumasa Oguri, an associate professor of the department of biology, University of Southern Denmark.
These images were taken at his previous workplace, JAMSTEC.

KAIREI and KAIMEI

Deep Sea Research Vessel KAIREI
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri, All Rights Reserved.

The deep sea research vessel KAIREI conducts surveys of seabeds in trench areas by acting as the support ship for the deep sea ROV, KAIKO 7000, which can conduct surveys up to a maximum depth of 7,000 m.

R/V KAIREI also conducts surveys of the structure of deep sub-bottoms with complicated geographical shapes in subduction zones using its on-board multi-channel reflection survey system.
Equipped with a variety of functions for studying surface layer topographies, strata topographies, and geologic structures of the deep sea bottom, the vessel is also able to conduct comprehensive surveys and observations of the deep sea and trench areas.

Research Vessel KAIMEI
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

The world's most advanced research vessel, KAIMEI, efficiently performs wide-area seabed research into distribution of submarine resources, and has comprehensive scientific-research capabilities to elucidate the genesis of mineral and ore deposits.

The research vessel is equipped with sophisticated equipment and facilities as well as laboratories available to analyze samples soon after the collection.
KAIMEI also helps contribute to climate change research and studies for prevention and reduction of disaster risks associated with earthquakes and tsunamis.

JAMSTEC Research Vessel and Nikon Model H Field Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

Nikon Model H Field Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

SHINSEI MARU

Research Vessel SHINSEI MARU
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SHINSEI MARU was built as part of the "Measurements for Reconstruction in Response to the Great East Japan Earthquake" of the Japanese government, and also as a research vessel for the "Tohoku Ecosystem-Associated Marine Sciences (TEAMS)" program.

Since the marine environment off Tohoku dramatically changed due to the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the TEAMS program was launched as a support network for efficiently utilizing scientific knowledge accumulated at universities and research institutions in an effort to restore the affected fishery grounds off Tohoku.

The vessel was named after its predecessor research vessel TANSEI MARU which was decommissioned in January 2013 after many years of contribution to various research activities including new development in the Tohoku region.

Beautiful Ship and Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

SHINSEI MARU and Nikon Model H Field Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

Nikon Model H Field Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

SHINKAI 6500

Deep Submergence Research Vehicle SHINKAI 6500
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

SHINKAI 6500 is a manned submersible that can dive to depths of 6,500 meters - deeper than any other manned submersible for academic research all over the world today.

In 1991, SHINKAI 6500 began its mission to study seafloor topography and geology and research deep-sea organisms in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and Indian Ocean as well as the sea around Japan. The total number of dives reached 1500 in 2017.

SHINKAI 6500 and Nikon Model H Field Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

YOKOSUKA

Support Vessel YOKOSUKA
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The support ship YOKOSUKA performs surveys of the deep-sea bottom by acting as a support ship for SHINKAI 6500, a large submersible research vehicle. SHINKAI 6500 is capable of diving to a maximum depth of 6,500 m in the world.

In addition, the ship has a variety of functions for clarifying the surface layer of the deep-sea bottom, fault topography and geological structure and can be used for comprehensive research and observation of the deep sea and ocean trench areas.

YOKOSUKA and Nikon Model H Field Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

Nikon Model H Field Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

YOKOSUKA and Nikon Model H Field Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

JAMSTEC and Microscope

The Nikon model H field microscope looks great on a ship. A beautiful ship needs a beautiful microscope. I'm sure your voyage will be safe and comfortable if you have Nikon model H field microscope.

JAMSTEC and Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri

Ship and Microscope
Photo : Copyright (c) 2021, Dr. Kazumasa Oguri, All Rights Reserved.

Special Thanks to
JAMSTEC
The Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology
https://www.jamstec.go.jp/e/

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