president of KIOST, Hong Gi-Hoon
I sincerely welcome you to Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology(KIOST) website!
Surrounded by seas on three sides, Republic of Korea is a maritime nation. As we all know, the ocean is the very foundation of the fishing industry, and also, the major industrial bases of many nations, including Republic of Korea, that import raw materials, process them to make products, and then export those products are all located along the coastline. In this respect, port cities, where the ocean is as a source of abundant jobs, and where unique cultures converge with local culture, serve as engines of the national economy, based on the productivity of the ocean and the diversity of civilization.
KIOST is a state-run institution tasked with discovering new scientific knowledge about the ocean for the benefit of the people, as a better understanding of the sea surrounding us is related directly to the creation of new jobs.
To that end, KIOST strives to develop cutting-edge scientific technology and acquire new knowledge in order to discover advanced life, minerals, and energy resources in the ocean and establish future-oriented port city infrastructure, including port and coastal landscapes. In doing so, KIOST is contributing to the development of the national economy and producing talented, next-generation human resources that will sustain the prosperity of this nation.
I look forward to your continued support and interest in KIOST, which is prepared to take great strides toward becoming a truly global ocean science and technology research and education institution.
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