Deep Sea Drilling Vessel CHIKYU

Deep Sea Drilling Vessel (D/V) CHIKYU is the first riser equipped scientific drilling vessel built for science at the planning stage. It is capable of drilling up to 7,000m deep sea floor and aim to the mantle and seismogenic zone. CHIKYU explores the Earth as the main plat form of the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP).
The earth has experienced a number of great environmental changes. The evidence remains under the deep seafloor. The deep sea drilling research open the new frontier of earth and life science for future of mankind by revealing the system of major earthquakes, global changes, origin of life.