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NIPR in number

As of January 1, 2017

Low-temperature room facilities
Low temperature laboratories: 9
Low temperature storage rooms: 6
Room-temperature laboratories: 2
Utilization by researchers from other institutes / universities
Number of cases: 135
Users: 237
Users’ affiliations: 7(FY2014)

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (SHRIMP Laboratory)
Operating time: 3,480hrs
Analysis samples: 31
Operating days: 107(FY2014)

Polar Science Computer System
Operating time: 8,531hrs
Number of accounts: 153(FY2014)

Optical Calibration Room
Operating days: 37
Users: 39
Users’ affiliations: 7(FY2014)

Program of the Antarctic Syowa MST/IS Radar (PANSY radar)
Number of antennas: 1,045

Absolute gravity meter FG5

Absolute gravity value at NIPR
9.79770849 ±0.000000043m/s2
(January 25, 2017)

category collection borrowed samples (users)
Rocks and minerals ca. 20,000 27 (7)
Biological specimens ca. 60,000 67 (11)
Meteorites ca. 17,400 321 (78)


category collection
Books Books: 27,200
Journals: 3,900 titles
E-books E-books: 7,000 titles
E-journal: 4,300 titles
Maps 3,400
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