Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

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Symbol M (Multidisciplinary and Interdisciplinary) » M-IS Intersection

[M-IS09] Gas hydrates in environmental-resource sciences

Mon. May 23, 2016 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM 101B (1F)

Convener:*Hitoshi Tomaru(Department of Earth Sciences, Chiba University), Akihiro Hachikubo(Environmental and Energy Resources Research Center, Kitami Institute of Technology), Sumito Morita(Institute for Geo-Resources and Environment, Geological Survey of Japan, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology), Chair:Satoko Owari(Chiba university)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

[MIS09-17] Shallow methane hydrate outcrops discovered through ROV submersible survey in the Japan Sea

*Naoto Ishida1, Hideki Numanami2, Ryo Matsumoto1 (1.Gas Hydrate Research Laboratory, Organization for the Strategic Coordination, Meiji University, 2.Faculty of Home Economics, Department of Home Economics, Tokyo Kasei Gakuin University)

Keywords:shallow methane hydrate, ROV, Japan Sea

In the Japan Sea, several outcrops of methane hydrate were discovered through ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle) submersible survey. Occurrences of the outcropping methane hydrates and their surrounding topographies are described using submersible videos and still images. This study was conducted as a part of the shallow methane hydrate exploration project of METI.