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  1. Publication of geological map showing all components of a subduction zone -“Motoyama”, 1:50,000 quadrangle geological map in the Shikoku Mountains -

    [posted on August 8, 2019]

  2. Visualizing the installation potential for ground source heat pump systems in the Osaka Plain-For the urban development utilizing groundwater resource-

    [posted on July 23, 2019]

  3. Digital hydrogeological maps on the internet-Easy access to groundwater information-

    [posted on June 26, 2019]

  4. Deep sea reveals linkage between earthquake and carbon cycle (Joint research with the University of Innsbruck, JAMSTEC,The City University of New York, MARUM, and ETH Zurich)

    [posted on April 5, 2019]

  5. The Precursory Process at the Sakurajima Volcano Common in the Past Three Plinian Eruptions - magma spews out from considerably shallower vent -

    [posted on April 2, 2019]

  6. The potential role of temperate Japanese regions as refugia for the coral Acropora hyacinthus in the face of climate change
    Joint research by Akira Iguchi (Research Institute of Geology and Geoinformation, Geological Survey of Japan) with University of Miyazaki, JAMSTEC, and Tokyo Institute of Technology.

    [posted on March 26, 2019]

  7. New technique to utilize an untapped mineral resource “green saprolite” - For stable supply of ceramic raw materials -

    [posted on March 20, 2019]

  8. New technology utilizing artificial intelligence has been established for accurate identification and sampling of microfossils - Enabling high-speed automatic analysis of geological strata -

    [posted on March 4, 2019]

  9. GSJ and the Department of Geology Survey & Mineral Exploration (DGSE), Republic of the Union of Myanmar have signed the MOU on 11 February 2019.

    [posted on February 15, 2019]

  10. Green fluorescence from Reef-building corals attracts symbiotic algae(Joint research with National Institute for Basic Biology, Tohoku University, and James Cook University)

    [posted on January 23, 2019]

  11. Okinawa-Jima Island experienced different geological histories between its north and south - 1:200,000 Marine Geology Map of the Vicinity of Southern Okinawa-Jima Island -

    [posted on January 21, 2019]


Recent publication

  • Thermal Data Collection in and around Japan
  • Water Environment Map No. 5 Tsukushi Plain (2nd ed.), No.10 Yufutsu Plain, No.11 Osaka Plain
  • S-6. Seamless Geoinformation of Coastal Zone "Eastern Coastal Zone of Boso Peninsula"
  • Marine Geology Map No.90 (CD) Marine Geology Map of The Vicinity of Southern Okinawa-Jima Island
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:50,000. MINOBU
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:50,000. ITOIGAWA
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:50,000. AZUMA YAMA
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:50,000. ABASHIRI
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:200,000. KOCHI
  • Geological Map of Volcanoes 20 HACHIJOJIMA VOLCANO
  • Gravity Map (Bouguer Anomalies) 33 Gravity Map of Kanazawa District

Catalogue of Geological Maps and Purchase guide