Member Type Country



Focal Points

Heung-Sik PARK
Principal Scientist
Korea Institute Ocean Science & Technology

Do-Hyung KANG
Deputy Director of Jeju Marine Research Center
Korea Institute Ocean Science & Technology

Korea has been participating in ICRI since 2007. Massive corals can be found on the Southern coasts, in Jeju Island which is located in the South of Korea, changing to benthic ecosystems from algal habitats. It is suspected that zooxanthellate are moving northward along to the East China Sea

Related websites:

Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
Changnyeong Gun Upo Wetland
Background Information

The Korea-South Pacific Ocean Research Center (KSORC) is located on a small island within the Chuuk Lagoon of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) according to a Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Chuuk State government and the Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI). The purpose is an expanding sphere of research activities in ocean science (biodiversity, climate change and coral restoration) to promote, coordinate and conduct ocean scientific studies for the mutual benefit of Korea and Island nations of the South Pacific.

MPA Information

MPA(s) with coral reefs: 2

More Information: One is for soft coral beds and the other one on hard coral propagation monitoring impacted by global warming which is located in the Southern Sea region.

Last Updated: 19 June 2024