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Russian-Korean Center of Marine Technologies opens in Vladivostok

18 May '12
The Russian-Korean Center of Marine and Information Technologies has opened in the Far East Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (FEB RAS) in Vladivostok, Primorsky region, Primorsky public television OTV-Prim reports.

The new scientific center is founded by the Pacific Oceanology Institute of FEB RAS, Institute of Science and Technology of South Korean city Gwangju, and administration of Chollandam-Do province.

According to Valentina Sheykina, the press-secretary of the Presidium of FEB RAS, creation of the center is a logical continuation of joint scientific research of Russian and South Korean scientists. Ms. Sheykina specified that international research, launched two years earlier, dealt with technologies of autonomous measuring, monitoring and management of information flows for ocean studies. Joint research, partly carried out in the Korean-Russian Center of Marine and Information Technologies in Gwangju, brought interesting results, a few contracts and certain joint experience.

According to Yury Morgunov, the head of the Russian-Korean Center, the new structure will produce and install of devices for monitoring flows dynamics and ecological environment in the Sea of Japan. The center aims at creating favorable environment for basic and applied research in such fields as oceanology, hydrophysics, hydroacoustics, robot technologies. The research is expected to result in new innovative technologies and exchange internships for specialists and postgraduate students.