Observing Water
on the Earth from Space
Advanced Microwave Scanning Radiometer

What's New

May 18, 2022
The Global Change Observation Satellite - Water (GCOM-W), which was launched at 1:39 JST on May 18 (16:39 UTC on May 17), 2012, has achieved its 10-year anniversary today. Both the GCOM-W satellite and on-board instrument, AMSR2, continues operation in healthy condition after designed mission life of 5-year.
We are currently working on preparation for successor mission, the GOSAT-GW satellite, to be launched in JFY 2023. Thank you for your past contributions and we hope your continuous supports to the AMSR series.
May 12, 2022
The service of "All-weather sea surface wind speed (Windsat)" website has closed. Thank you for using it.
"All-weather sea surface wind speed (Windsat)" provided by "JASMES for Water Cycle" website will continue to be provided.
Apr. 19, 2022
(Resumed) AMSR Viewer were not available
AMSR Viewer had not been available since March 22nd, 2022.
We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.
Mar. 14, 2022
The AMSR2 new research product "Sea Ice Motion Vector" was released for the Arctic Ocean.
AMSR2 research product are being distributed on the GCOM-W Research Product Distribution Service website.