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박종진 교수(자연과학대학 지구시스템과학부)


o (1999) B,Sc., Oceanography, Seoul National University, Korea
o (2002) M.Sc., Physical Oceanography, Seoul National University, Korea
o (2007) Ph.D., Physical Oceanography, Seoul National University, Korea

Professional Experience

o (2022~Present) International OceanGliders Steering Team Member
o (2020~2022) Non-executive director, National Ocean Science Museum, Korea
o (2016~2019) Director, Kyungpook Institute of Oceangraphy, Daegu, Korea
o (2014~Present) Director, Center for Korea Autonomous Ocean-observing System, Daegu, Korea
o (2013~Present) Adjunct Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
o (2012~Present) Tenured Professor, Kyunpook National University, Daegu, Korea
o (2009~2012) Tenure-track Assistant Scientist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
o (2007~2009) Postdoctoral Scholar, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Research Interests

Underwater glider, Argo float, Glider fleet operation,
Shipboard measurement, Data quality control, Physical Oceanography, East/Japan Sea, Ocean Exploration & Observation Technology, Ocean Climate, Thermocline, Internal Wave, Tropical Cyclone, Water mass variabilty, Meridional Overturning Circulation, Machine Learning,
Big data processing

Major Research Achievements

o Development of high-quality near-real-time ocean grid data service system
o Development of the core technology and establishment of the operation center for underwater gliders.
o A planning study to maintain optimal ARGO array over the East Sea.
o Research services for development of underwater glider operation technique.
o Development of underwater glider operation system for real-time observing network in the East Sea.
o Development of Underwater Glider Observation Technology in Southern Jeju Island.
o Base research for building wide integrated surveillance system of marine territory.
o Application and evaluation of ocean observing data.
o Development of underwater glider education program.
o Development of Underwater Glider Utilization Technology in Ocean Survey Ship and Study on the Characteristics of Heat Capacity Variation in Ocean during Typhoon Period.
o Land-to-Sea Carbon Transfer and Submarine Carbon Storage Study.
o Quality Analysis of High-Resolution Marine Underwater Environment Observation Data in the East Sea.
o Advancement of customized marine observation, diagnosis, and prediction system.
o Establishment of mid- to long-term strategies for standardization of research data in the fisheries sector.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


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