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.

Website: http://kodc.nfrdi.re.kr/e-index.html

[Summary provided by the Korea Oceanographic Data Centre.]