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  • KIOST Headquarters KIOST aims to guide Korea toward fulfilling its dream of becoming a maritime power.
  • East Sea Research Institute East Sea Research Institute

    A hub of marine research in the pan-East Sea region

  • Jeju Research Institute Jeju Research Institute

    Ocean Science and More on Jeju Island!

  • Ulleungdo Dokdo Ocean Science Station Ulleungdo Dokdo Ocean Science Station

    Ulleungdo and Dokdo island, the dreamy, blue oases of the East Sea!

  • Tongyoung Marine Living Resources Station Tongyoung Marine Living Resources Station

    A core part of the infrastructure for onsite ocean science and technology research

  • South Sea Research Institute South Sea Research Institute

    Home to cutting-edge, fully equipped marine research vessels

KIOST International Cooperation Center

Korea-China Joint Ocean Research Center, KIOST–NOAA Lab, KIOST–PML Lab, Korea South Pacific Ocean Research Center, Korea-Peru Research Laboratory on Ocean Science and Technology (KOPE-LAR)
Korea-China Joint Ocean Research Center

Korea-China Joint Ocean Research Center

Securing a basis for joint research and exchange of marine science and technology with China in the East China Sea.
Establishing an advanced base for Korea’s development of technology in partnership with China.

KIOST–NOAA Lab

KIOST–NOAA Lab

Vitalizing the exchange of research personnel and facilitating joint research activities through partnership with NOAA, a globally renowned research institute for ocean science and technology.

KIOST–PML Lab

KIOST–PML Lab

Increasing Korea’s ocean science research capabilities and creating synergy among research activities by maximizing the strengths of KIOST and the UK’s Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML)

Korea South Pacific Ocean Research Center

Korea SouthPacific Ocean Research Center

An advanced base for ocean science and research established in a tropical marine environment to secure biological resources for Korea.

Korea-Peru Research Laboratory on Ocean Science and Technology (KOPE-LAR)

Korea-PeruResearch Laboratory on Ocean Science and Technology (KOPE-LAR)

Establishing a cooperative system for the development of ocean science technology and promoting practical cooperation through joint research projects and the installation and operation of an R&D hub in the South and Central American region.

MARINE RESEARCH VESSELS

Core infrastructure for the operation of a fleet of cutting-edge research vessels!

R/VISABU

5,900 tons / Launched in October 2016

R/V isabu

“Isabu” was named after General Isabu of the Silla Dynasty, who conquered the nation of Usan-guk, which occupied present-day Ulleungdo Island, and incorporated it into Korea. This name was given to the research vessel to signify KIOST’s adventurous spirit, akin to that of General Isabu, and dedication to expanding its influence in the area of marine science in order to help Korea become a leader in the global maritime community.

R/VONNURI

1,400tons / Entered service in March 1992

R/V onnuri

“Onnuri,” a pure Korean word meaning “the whole world,” was selected by KIOST as the name for our research vessel so as to express the institute’s hope and willingness to contribute to the development of ocean science by conducting research and surveys within our territorial waters and abroad. Since the word is easy to pronounce and write in English, it also helps to express the internationality of RV Onnuri.

R/VEARDO

350 tons

R/V EARDO

“Eardo” is the Korean name for a submerged rock, known internationally as Socotra Rock, located in the middle of the East China Sea. It is also known as a mythical island, or a land of enlightenment, in the legends of Jeju Island. KIOST named its research vessel Eardo based on its hope of using the vessel to advance the status of the nation’s ocean science and improving the lives of all Koreans.

R/VJANGMOK 1

40 tons

R/V JANGMOK 1

RV Jangmok was named after “Jangmok,” a town in the northeastern region of Geoje Island, where the South Sea Research Institute and research vessel home port is located. It is a small research vessel used for exploration and observation of Korea’s coastal waters.

R/VJANGMOK 2

35 tons

R/V JANGMOK 2

“Jangmok” is the name of a town in the northeastern region of Geoje Island, where the South Sea Research Institute and the home port of our research vessels is located. After the RV Jangmok, a second small research ship named thd RV Jangmok 2 was built as well.

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Last Update : 2018-09-14