Dr. Moe Kyaw Thu

Dr. Moe Kyaw Thu, Deputy Director of Center for Ocean Drilling Science in Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), leads the Ultra Deepwater Drilling Research and Development Team in JAMSTEC, using the advanced scientific drillship D/V Chikyu and doing data integrated studies in collaboration with Industry and academia.
Since 1990 Dr Moe Kyaw Thu has participated in numerous international offshore geophysical and geological surveys, research and commercial exploration drilling projects at global oceans. With his extensive work in offshore geological, geophysical, petrophysical and laboratory data acquisition, processing and analyses for 26 years, he has been volunteering initiatives in reviving geoscience innovation in Myanmar since 2011. He studied undergraduate courses in geology at Yangon University, and received M.Sc. and Ph.D. from the Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo specializing in marine geology and geophysics.