Venturing into the Deep
Venturing into the Deep
Venturing into the Deep
Team KUROSHIO is one of 19 semi-finalist teams from around the world competing to map the ocean floor with unmanned vehicles.
Team KUROSHIO is one of 19 semi-finalist teams from around the world competing to map the ocean floor with unmanned vehicles.
Team KUROSHIO is one of 19 semi-finalist teams from around the world competing to map the ocean floor with unmanned vehicles.
Two-thirds of our planet’s surface remains unknown.
Two-thirds of our planet’s surface remains unknown.
Two-thirds of our planet’s surface remains unknown.
Land makes up 28.9% of Earth’s total surface area
Land makes up 28.9% of Earth’s total surface area
Land makes up 28.9% of Earth’s total surface area
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Dig Deep and Show What Japan Can Do
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COMPETITION OVERVIEW

This roughly three-year international competition consists of an examination of technical documents submitted by each team concerning the system they will compete with (now completed), and then two rounds of ocean floor testing and exploration (Rounds 1 and 2), each with different objectives. The final judging of the winners is scheduled for December 2018. Team KUROSHIO is the only team representing Japan and has successfully advanced to Round 1.

Competition Schedule

2017

Nov. 2017–
Feb. 2018

Round 1 Testing
Technology Readiness Test

2018

April

Round 1 results announced

October

Round 2 Testing
Final contest

December

Round 2 results announced

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TECHNOLOGY

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PARTNER

Prime Sponsor
Official Sponsor / Supplier
Associate Company

Supporters

Listed below are some of the standout crowdfunding supporters aiding Team KUROSHIO in mapping the ocean floor.

  • Yasuo Matsumoto
  • Yuichi Motegi
  • SUICHU DRONE-sha
  • Masayoshi Kondo
  • Takashi Obara
  • Sonoe Shimakage
  • Kenji Ito
  • Tsuguhito Kuroiwa

CONTACT US

Team KUROSHIO is looking for companies, organizations and people interested in sponsoring and supporting its effort.

Please contact us by e-mail:
Communication Group, Team KUROSHIO