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PROF. KIM SUNGYONG WAS SELECTED AS A COMMITTEE MEMBER OF THE BOUNDARY CURRENTS AND SHELF SEA INTERACTIONS

관리자 22.05.2019

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Prof. Kim Sungyong was selected as a committee member of the Boundary Currents and Shelf Sea Interactions. Prof Kim will be participating in the United Nations Marine Science 10year project in 2021, starting with the workshop on ocean boundary and coastal interaction in 2020. As global environmental issues and environmental restoration are growing, we expect to have a variety of activities through a global ocean observation consortium. The research team is affiliated with the Ocean Observations Physics and Climate (OOPC) under the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS), which links marine observations between the oceans and coasts and provides marine information to coastal communities in order to make a meaningful contribution to the scientific community and society, and to fuse and activate existing observation networks. The steering committee members were selected from five seas around the globe (North Pacific, South Pacific, North Atlantic, South Atlantic, and Indian Ocean), and Prof Kim was the first and only professor of Korean marine scientists. It was selected by a number of scholars for their achievements and regional representativeness of the Northwest Pacific.

Boundary Currents around the world is a major ocean current in the subtropical regions of five oceans and is a major contributor to the use of heat from the equator to the pole and from the pole to the equator, affecting global ocean circulation and climate change. It is composed of turbulence and currents flowing through the western and eastern borders around the ocean.