Korean Oceanographic Data Center, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Korea
Data Center Description
The Korea Oceanographic Data Centre (KODC) was established in 1974 by the Ministry of Technology and Science in Republic of Korea. However, KODC is now hosted by the National Fisheries Research & Development Institute (NFRDI) since 1981. National Oceanographic Program of Korea submitted by KODC is distributed by IOC of UNESCO every year since 1981.
Roles and Responsibilities of the KODC
- National intervener of IODE
- To take part in International Union Oceanographic Research Investigation
- KODC has been fulfilling the role of the synthetic marine data bank of Korea in acquisition of marine data obtained by various marine research institutes and organizations concerned in Korean and in providing users with these data.
In Korea, oceanographic observation including the environmental monitoring has been carried out by the several organizations, National Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI), National Oceanographic Research Institute (NORI), Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute (KORDI), National Maritime Police Administration (NMPA) and Korea Institute of Geology, Mining and Materials (KIGAM). But NFRDI is responsible for the time series oceanographic observation and operation of the national network on marine environment monitoring. Korea Oceanographic Data Center (KODC) operated by NFRDI is in charge of National Delayed Mode Data Base (NDMDB), and KORDI is in charge of National Real Time Data Base (NRTDB) in NEAR-GOOS.