Main Contents

Examination of ocean hydraulic phenomena through marine geophysics (tidal, tidal currents, waves, suspended sediment and seabed quality) and ocean chemistry investigations
Determination of the causes of coastal topographic changes and establishment of a system of countermeasures through coastal erosion monitoring, and satellite information monitoring
Continuous collection and analysis of ocean observation data by building a coastal remote observation system

Major Business

Tidal current observation to improve tides and currents map

Investigating spatial tidal current distribution in the coastal waters of Korea, providing information on major routes and narrow waterways, and presenting basic data for improving the accuracy of the current prediction system

Collection and analysis of information on the changes of coastlines

From satellite imaging, and the extraction of intertidal zone information and analysis of patterns of long-term changes, which can be used for evaluation of social and economic values such as the future course of restoration of the mudflat ecosystem

Investigation of the tidal flat ecosystem

By investigating the mudflat ecosystem and establishing mid to long-term monitoring data, understanding the marine environment and ecological characteristics, the impact of the mudflat ecosystem restoration project can be identified, and scientific evidence can be provided to verify the effectiveness.

Marine hydraulics investigation

Quantitative changes can be identified through investigation of data, and hydraulic phenomena related to currents and sediment movement within harbors, and data can be provided to identify the causes of shoreline erosion/sedimentation to build a database.

Long-term investigation of changes in ocean arising from tidal power plant operation

Identify long-term oceanic changes in and around Sihwa Lake caused by the operation of tidal power plants, install and review the effects of impact mitigation facilities.

Coastal Erosion Survey

The information can be provided for proactive responses to erosion/sedimentation based on analysis and investigation of coastal erosion, such as beach profile surveys, shoreline and berth surveys, and aerial photo analysis, for effective implementation of the coastal refurbishment projects.