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Public Hearing to Be Held in Seoul to Explore Ways of Developing New Ocean Industry
KIOST President Hong Gi-Hoon Invites Experts
Dr. Hong Gi-Hoon, president of the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)

President Hong Gi-Hoon of the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) will host a public hearing on ways of developing new maritime and ocean industry on a long-tern basis in Seoul on Jan. 12 (Friday), 2018.

The public hearing will be held at Council Chamber (B2F) of the Korea Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) in Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, central Seoul at 1:30 p.m. on the day.

The event will be co-hosted by the Korea Maritime Institute (KMI) and will be sponsored by South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

Among the key participants are Chairman Park Woo-Sun of the Korean Association of Ocean Science and Technology Societies (KAOSTS), and Chairman Kim Ho-Sun of the Association of Korea Ocean and Fisheries Industry (AKOFI). They will serve as discussants.

Other major discussants will be President Stephen Kim (Kim Yoo-Shik) of TAS Global and President Kim Hak-Joo of Seojin Biotech Co. Director Huh Young-Gu of the Korea Venture Business Association will also participate in the event.

Who Is Dr. Hong Gi-Hoon?

Dr. Hong Gi-Hoon, president of the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)

Dr. Hong Gi-Hoon serves as the 9th president of the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST).

Dr. Hong graduated from the prestigious Seoul National University with a degree in oceanography. He earned a doctorate of science at the University of Alaska.

Dr. Hong first entered the KIOST in 1986, working as the head of biogeochemical research and director of policy development.

Hong was appointed as the president of KIOST in August of 2014 while he was serving as a senior researcher at the Marine Environmental Radiation Research Center.

As an expert in and an authority on marine environments, Dr. Hong concentrated on studying technology and policy development with the goal of preventing marine pollution caused by the ocean disposal of land waste.

Currently, Dr. hong is serving as the president of the Korea Environmental Dredging Society, which works toward technological development in the field of sediment engineering.

In 2011, Dr. Hong was elected as the chairman of the Meetings of the Science Group at the London Convention and Protocol, an international agreement on the prevention of marine pollution caused by the ocean dumping of waste and other matter.

While serving as chairman of the meetings for four consecutive years, Dr. Hong established the standards for the geoengineering project to counter climate change, and continues to make remarkable contributions to enhancing Korea’s position in the field of marine environment conservation.

Dr. Hong has published over 160 articles in major academic journals both in South Korea and abroad. He has also authored some 20 books. He has registered and applied for a total of nine patents. In 2008, he received a Presidential Citation.

Inquiries about the event or participation:
Tel:
051-664-3755
051-797-4725
051-797-4769
Email:
ori79@kiost.ac.kr
srlee@kmi.re.kr
jmin@kmi.re.kr




 

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