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Kopri

Former Presidents

Stand at the end of the world

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Yeadong Kim

From May 1, 2004 to April 30, 2007

From August 2013 to July 29, 2016

The 1st and the 4th
President of KOPRI

[ Management Objectives ]

The second leap towards polar research and its expansion

[ Action Strategy ]

Obtain the institution' status as the Korea Polar Research Institute

Improve operation of Arctic research station and secure safety systems

Enhance competence as a polar research institute

Construct Icebreaking research vessel and second Antarctic Station

Improve and enhance of Polar Science & Technology (PST)

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Hong Kum Lee

From May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2013

The 2nd and the 3rd
President of KOPRI

[ Management Objectives ]

A global research institute that eagerly stands up to the challenges

[ Implementation Strategy ]

Restructure into a mission-oriented organization and reform research system

Strengthen polar research capacity through obtaining excellent workforce

Develop a world-class research group for excellent research expertise

Secure financial resources to increase utilization of polar research infrastructure and improve user-centered operation

Establish and operate "Korea Polar Data Center" for joint use of polar research data

Strengthen international cooperation network for polar research

Develop and promote a program for strengthening the domestic and international joint research