S.No Country Date and Year of Sign Partner Agency Areas of Cooperation Major Accomplishments
1 Japan 29th Oct, 2018 (The cooperation under this MoC continues unless terminated at the request of either participant. National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Japan MoC between National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR), Japan and National Centre for Polar and Ocean Research (NCPOR) for Cooperation in the study of polar sciences.

Two successful expeditions were carried out by India, Japan and Belgium researchers at Schirmacher Oasis (2019) and Syowa Oasis (2022-23). More than 25 sediment cores from 20 different lakes were collected during these two successful expeditions. Also, two sediment core sampling were conducted at Kochi Core Center, Kochi during March 2020 and October 2023.

2 Japan 11th Nov 2016 (the MoU has been extended for 5 years, i.e. up to 10th Nov 2026) Japan Agency for Marine Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan MoC on mutual collaboration in Marine and Earth Science and Technology

Collaborative projects of mutual interests for prediction of monsoon, understanding the biogeochemistry of the north Indian Ocean, Monsoon and Southern Ocean (including sea ice around the Antarctic) interactions, ocean observations and explore teleconnection between the Southern Ocean and the Indian monsoon