Geological Survey of Japan

Data Center Description
The Geological Survey of Japan (GSJ) , as the research
constituent of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology (AIST), contributes to the economic
developments of our country and foreign countries and improves
in the quality of life through geoscientific research

The mission of the GSJ is to:

-provide useful and impartial geoscientific information to the
public for effective utilization of our lands and offshore area,
resources development, and managing the environment by
systematic surveying and fundamental and applied research.

-advance innovative, reliable science to help reduce losses from
future earthquakes and eruptions of volcanoes

-promote the international cooperative activities concerning geological surveys

-disseminate the research data and results to society, enhancing
the public understanding of geoscientific issues.


[Summary provided by the GSJ]