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Marine Information Technology Corporation utilizes the most advanced technology, and since its establishment, has carried out precise hydrographic surveys in major ports) nationwide, coastal waters in the East Sea, South Sea, and West Sea, trade ports, national fishing ports, inland rivers, as well as in the rivers of the EEZ (Exclusive Economic Zone).

Major Areas

  • Channel reference point surveys
  • Precise seabed topography surveys (water depth survey)
  • Underwater structure investigation
  • Seabed image surveys
  • Gravity surveys, geomagnetic surveys
  • Geological exploration, seismic wave exploration
  • Surface sediment investigation
  • Port maintenance dredging surveys and analysis
  • Artificial reef installation status investigation
  • Fish reef facility site surveys
  • Sea aggregate resource monitoring surveys
  • Transboundary hydrographic surveys, diving surveys
  • Research and investigation of seabed resources and geological structure

Major Business

National marine basic survey project

The national marine basic survey is a detailed seabed topography survey undertaken by the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA) under the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) to determine marine demarcation in the jurisdictional sea area and to lay foundation for development of marine resources based on scientific marine investigation for the nation’s Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). This project has been carried out annually since 2012.

Detailed coastal water survey project

This project is intended for the water depth survey, tidal observation, seabed image exploration, shoreline change survey, surface sediment survey, and identification of the characteristics of the seabed in the coastal waters of the nation, including the East Sea, South Sea, West Sea, and Jeju-do. Its aim is to clearly identify various maritime attributes, including navigational hazards.

Detailed port water hydrographical survey project

The detailed port water hydrographical survey project entails the measurement and analysis of water depth, surface sediment, and navigational hazards in major Korean ports such as Gwangyang, Masan, Gohyeo, and Hadong, providing the basic data for supporting the development and management of ports, and the safety of vessels entering or leaving the ports.

Project for basic data necessary for marine policy decisions

This project is intended for providing the data necessary for marine policy decisions, such as improvement of aggregate collection systems and sea sand collection management measures, by conducting detailed surveys, including water depth measurement that aims to increase familiarity with seabed topography, status of surface sediments, and sedimentary layers affected by the collection of sea aggregates in the West Sea and South Sea (West Sea coastal zone, West Sea EEZ zone, and South Sea EEZ zone).

Rigorous safety inspection of seawalls and bridges

By conducting a detailed safety inspection of seawalls and drainage locks, analyzing the spatial data, and change of the regional seabed topography with the previous year's survey data through multi-beam surveys, It is a project that maintains and establishes continuous monitoring data to ensure stability, and has been conducted annually over the past 10 years.

Han River hydrographic survey and establishment of comprehensive riverbed management plan

After the Comprehensive Han River Development Project, hydrographic survey and measurement are conducted every year, and the results are analyzed, investigated and reviewed. The riverbed fluctuations are investigated during normal conditions, as well as flooding, and based on that, a comprehensive master plan is mapped out for control of the environmental status of the Han River, by building a database necessary for utilization and preservation of the data vital for the maintenance and refurbishment of the Han River and its tributaries.

Hydrographic survey of artificial reef installation status

The hydrographic survey aims to determine ideal locations for the installation of artificial reefs, and to obtain seabed topographic information, providing the basic data necessary for continuous maintenance.