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Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology

Korea and Indonesia Build Cooperation in Satellite Technology

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  • Date : 2023-11-14

The Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST, President Kang Do-hyung), in collaboration with the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA, Director General Kim Jaecheol), will host a training program titled "Building a Foundation for the Utilization of Korean Geostationary Satellites for the Management of Indonesia’s National Seas," an official development assistance (ODA) project utilizing the Cheollian 2B satellite,* from November 14 to 15, 2023.

* Launched in February 2020, the Cheollian 2B satellite observes Korea's nearshore waters (from Taiwan to Hokkaido, Japan) 10 times a day, with a spectral resolution of 13 bands and spatial resolution of 250 meters, and produces 26 types of marine, atmospheric, and terrestrial data.


This training program will be conducted as part of a business agreement (September 19, 2023) signed between the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, KHOA, and Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs. Through the program, KIOST plans to strengthen the cooperation in satellite technology between the two countries and lay the foundation for expanding the use of satellite information.


On the first day, the training group, including officials from the Indonesian Coordinating Ministry for Maritime and Investment Affairs, will visit the KHOA in Yeongdo-gu, Busan, and take a tour of the East Sea and Dokdo Promotion Center, Marine Forecasting Studio, and National Ocean Satellite Center. Afterward, they will hold business discussions related to ODA projects.


On the second day, after visiting the National Maritime Museum in Yeongdo-gu, Busan, the participants will visit the KIOST Ocean Satellite Center, which operates the marine payload of Cheollian 2B satellite, to experience the world's most advanced ocean satellite calibration technology and explore the future of Indonesia as an ocean satellite powerhouse.


KIOST President Kang Do-hyung said, "Through this training program, we will strive to contribute our advanced marine science technology and experience toward strengthening Indonesia's capabilities in ocean satellite technology." He added, "We also hope that this will be an opportunity to expand exchanges of satellite technology and joint research between our two countries."


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