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The University of Rhode Island (URI) together with the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Seoul National University (SNU) and the Korea Ocean Research & Development Institute (KORDI) undertook a joint effort to study the time variability of the Kuroshio in the East China Sea (ECS). The URI/JAMSTEC group measured the offshelf segment of the flow (between the 550 m isobath of the continental shelf and the Ryukyu Islands), principally using pressure-sensor equipped inverted echo sounders (PIES), current meter equipped PIES (CPIES), and ship-mounted acoustic Doppler current profilers (ADCP). The SNU/KORDI group principally measured the onshelf segment of the flow with moored ADCPs. The two groups made hydrographic measurements (with XCTDs and CTDs, respectively). The Data Report is presented in two parts. Part I focuses on the data collected by the URI/JAMSTEC group and Part II focuses on the data collected by the SNU/KORDI group.