First Korean Winner of Wooster Award
First Korean Winner of Wooster Award
  • Reporter Ahn Joon-hyung
  • 승인 1970.01.01 09:00
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Kuh Kim, Dean of the Graduate School of Ocean Science, won the Wooster Award at the 18th North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) general meeting held in Jeju Island, Korea, from Oct. 23 to Nov. 1, and became the first Korean researcher to win this prize. This award was established to commemorate worldwide famous oceanographer Warren S. Wooster and has been granted to a researcher producing brilliant achievement in ocean science and contributing to international cooperation in this field.

Prof. Kim came into the spotlight by suggesting that the East Sea is a miniature ocean which gives clues to  future global climate changes. He also got credit for the development of PICES through his work as the chairman of the PICES Science Board before winning this award.

“The ocean is the most important research field to solve urgent 21st Century problems such as climate change, energy, the environment, resources and so on.” said Prof. Kim after he received the award. He continued “Government and the scientific community should keep an eye on the East Sea which attracts people’s attention as a globally important ocean.”


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