ESSAS - Ecosystem Studies of Subarctic and Arctic Seas

Hyun-Cheol Kim

Hyun-Cheol Kim (M’2016) received a Ph.D. in Earth and environmental sciences with a major in satellite oceanography from Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, in 2006. Since 2007, he has been working at the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) using satellite and UAV remote sensing data for Arctic and Antarctic research. He established a remote sensing group in KOPRI in 2016. He leads the center of Remote Sensing and GIS as a director. The center consists of many specialized fields of satellite remote sensing, ocean color, SAR, passive microwave, optical remote sensing, and UAVs. The group mainly studies the cryosphere for climate change using remote sensing data. Notably, he is the first scientist to use KOMPSAT (Korea Multipurpose Satellite) for polar science. He is also actively involved in many international programs. Dr. Kim was a recipient of a Korea Prime Ministerial Citation for Excellence in Ocean Science in 2019.

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For any questions about ESSAS or further information please contact any of the ESSAS Co-chairs

Benjamin Planque
Institute of Marine Research, Bergen, Norway

Franz Mueter
University of Alaska Fairbanks, USA

Naomi Harada
Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo
Kashiwa, Japan