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Chiaki Okada

GEBCO Scholar - Japan
Office 160

Center for Coastal & Ocean Mapping/Joint Hydrographic Center
Jere A. Chase Ocean Engineering Lab
24 Colovos Road
Durham, New Hampshire 03824

603.862.4425 (tel)
603.862.0839 (fax)

Chiaki Okada is a Japanese Hydrographer. Since she received her Bachelor of Science in Geology and Seismology from the University of Tsukuba in 2015, she has been working at the Hydrographic and Oceanographic Department of the Japan Coast Guard (JHOD). She has participated in several offshore hydrographic survey cruises around Japan for survey operation and data analysis, mainly using JHOD survey vessels. She was in charge of seafloor mineral resources exploration at JOGMEC (Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation) for two years between 2018 and 2020, where they tried to find the expected site of seafloor massive sulphide deposits using multibeam bathymetry, backscatter intensity and water column anomaly data. This experience drove her to be more interested in seafloor mapping. Chiaki would like to understand the theory of hydrographic survey techniques and will continue to engage in hydrographic survey at JHOD after completing the Nippon Foundation / GEBCO training program.