International Training Course for CCOP Member Countries


  1. Geologic Map of Volcanoes in Japan (1:200,000) with world-class quality data - a new user-friendly integrated web system has enabled an easy-to-understand display of the details on 440 volcanoes in Japan -

    [posted on June 2, 2020]

  2. World’s first success in the measurement of the mechanical properties of deep-sea methane hydrates - The information crucial for developing and evaluating their recovery techniques -

    [posted on February 21, 2019]

  3. Traces of late 7th and 9th century Tokai Earthquakes discovered - Clarifying the connection between Tokai and Nankai Earthquakes over the past 1300 years -

    [posted on December 24, 2019]

  4. Neonicotinoids are suspected to decrease fisheries yield of eels and smelts - Surveys in Lake Shinji showed the catch of eel sharply dropped just after the use of neonicotinoids -

    [posted on November 13, 2019]

  5. The map showing the detailed distribution of one of the most recent deep-sea sediments in the world - “Kazusa-Ohara”, 1:50,000 Quadrangle Geological Map -

    [posted on November 7, 2019]

  6. The history how Japan Sea was formed - “Wajima”, 1:200,000 Quadrangle Geological Map (second edition) -

    [posted on October 9, 2019]

  7. AIST contributed to the establishment of JIS standard to evaluate the property of clay resource “bentonite” - Revision of spot method and new establishment of colorimetric method -

    [posted on September 20, 2019]

  8. Publication of a detailed geological map showing the geological history of Lake Towada (Towada Ko) - “Towada Ko”, 1:50,000 Quadrangle Geological Map of the Aomori - Akita prefectural border -

    [posted on September 10, 2019]

  9. 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]

  10. 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]


Recent publication

  • Water Environment Map No.6   Yamagata Basin (2nd ed.)
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:50,000. AKECHI
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:50,000. KAKUNODATE
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:50,000. UMAJI
  • Geological Map of Japan 1:200,000. HIROO (2nd ed.)
  • High-resolution Aeromagnetic Anomaly Map of the Southern Part of the Sendai Coastal Plain
  • Geochemical Map of Chubu Region

Catalogue of Geological Maps and Purchase guide