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Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology

KIOST ISABU PROJECT

Research AreasVISION

KIOST, a globally recognized leader in ocean science and technology that has earned the trust of the people through its pursuit of advanced science and technology and fostering of professionals in the field

Research AreasManagement Goals

Creating new value in marine science and technology and fostering the next generation of creative professionals

Research AreasStrategic Priorities

  • Strengthening of original and basic research
  • Resolution of national and social marine-related issues
  • Looking towards the future ocean
  • Reviving the ocean
  • Searching for marine resources
  • Protecting our ocean
  • Making safer ocean

ISABU PROJECT 1

[Looking towards the future ocean]Forecast of and responses to climate change

KIOST studies the physical characteristics of the seas and oceans surrounding the Korean Peninsula and focuses on research that aims to diagnose and forecast changes in the marine environment driven by climate change.

  • Research on the circulation of sea water and materials and the marine landscape of the seas surrounding the Korean Peninsula (East Sea, Yellow Sea, and South Sea)
  • Research on the changing ocean current, material exchange, and seafloor topography of the Northern Pacific Ocean
  • Diagnosis of marine climate change and development of technology for predicting the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems
  • Development and use of marine observation satellites
  • surface temperature distribution
    surface temperature distribution
  • The South Korean Island of Dokdo
    The South Korean Island of Dokdo
  • Underwater exploration of Dokdo Island
    Underwater exploration of Dokdo Island

ISABU PROJECT 2

[Reviving the ocean]Development of technology with the goal of preserving the marine environment and strengthening efforts to prevent marine pollution

Through its diagnosis and assessment of the environmental impact of marine pollution incidents, KIOST is building a pollution prevention system, developing technology for the purpose of marine environment recovery, and studying related chemical changes in the marine environment and ecosystem and the development of new materials.

  • Values assessment of ecosystem services of the seas surrounding the Korean Peninsula
  • Development of technology for preserving the marine environment
  • Development of technology for preventing marine pollution
  • Management of marine pollution in regional seas and development of environmental recovery technology
  • Investigation of marine pollution (oil spill)
    Investigation of marine pollution (oil spill)
  • Investigation of marine pollution (oil-covered crabs)
    Investigation of marine pollution (oil-covered crabs)
  • Investigation of marine pollution (Eoeundol)
    Investigation of marine pollution (Eoeundol)

ISABU PROJECT 3

[Searching for marine resources]Sustainable management of marine ecosystem and the exploration and utilization of valuable resources for the future

KIOST studies the structure and function of and changes in the ecosystem in order to support the preservation, recovery, and effective utilization of the marine ecosystem. In addition, the institute focuses on marine resource exploration and utilization.

  • Research aimed at gaining an understanding of the ecosystem’s responses to changes in the marine environment and promoting the development of technology for responding to such changes
  • Development of marine life-based energy and material technologies
  • Basic research on the dielectric properties of marine life
  • Research on the development of marine life
  • Development of various underwater multi-metallic mineral resources
  • Development of underwater construction robots
    Development of underwater construction robots
  • Development of deep-sea mineral resources
    Development of deep-sea mineral resources
  • Investigation of marine conditions
    Investigation of marine conditions

ISABU PROJECT 4

[Protecting our ocean]Establishment of science- and technology-based foundation for the systemic management of Korea’s territorial waters

KIOST studies the marine geology of the waters surrounding Korea to better understand the characteristics of the sea floor geology, precise landscape, and sounds, investigates naval defense-related issues to help protect Korea’s territorial waters, and conducts research on deep-sea mineral resources to help secure mineral resources for the nation’s future.

  • Research on the process of geological development of the waters under Korea’s jurisdiction
  • Development of marine science and technology for the purpose of supporting Korea’s domestic defense capabilities
  • Development of science and technology aimed at strengthening Korea’s marine sovereignty and improving its use of marine spaces
  • Distribution of chlorophyll
    Distribution of chlorophyll
  • Sampling devices dropped
  • Actual sea integrated operation Demonstration

ISABU PROJECT 5

[Making safer ocean]Management of coastal waters and harbors and development of marine energy technology

KIOST conducts research on cutting-edge maritime-port technology with the goal of improving the value and ensuring the effective utilization of Korea’s coastal areas, including ports, and securing eco-friendly sources of marine energy. In addition, it studies the creation of marine spaces, such as artificial islands, waterfront spaces, and replacement wetlands, and the development of marine energy resources, such as tidal energy.

  • Development of technology for the construction of ports and enhancement of their operation
  • Development of core technologies for the use of marine energy
  • Establishment of a marine disaster risk assessment and support system
  • Development of technologies to prevent coastal erosion
  • Development of next-generation ports
    Development of next-generation ports
  • Research on marine life
    Research on marine life
  • Development of tidal power plants
    Development of tidal power plants
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Last Update : 2016-11-30