Speech title Space-based Earth Observation in Korea Speaker Dr. Lim, Hyo-Suk Present positions Principal Researcher of Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)
Education Ph. D. in Meteorology, Texas A&M University, U.S. M. S. in Atmospheric Science, Seoul National University, Korea B. A. in Education of Earth Science, Seoul National University, Korea
Employment History 1985 - 1987 : T.A./R.A., Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Seoul National University 1987 - 1988 : R.A., Dept. of Atmospheric Science, Seoul National University 1988 - 1993 : R.A., Dept. of Meteorology, Texas A&M University 1994 - 1996 : Post Doc, TRMM Office, NASA/GSFC 1996 - Present : Senior/Principal Researcher, National Satellite Operation & Application Center, Korea Aerospace Research Institute 2003 - 2011 : Head, Dept. of Satellite Data Cal/Val, Korea Aerospace Research Institute 2011 - 2014 : Director, Satellite Application Division, Korea Aerospace Research Institute 2018.2 – 2021.3 : Executive Director, National Satellite Operation & Application Center, Korea Aerospace Research Institute
Awards 2000, Testimonial from Ministry of Science & Technology (Success of KOMPSAT-1) 2004, Monthly Honor of Science & Technology from Daejeon (Young Generation Science & Technology) 2012, Honor of Science & Technology from President (45th Science Day) 2017, Honor of Academy (20th Anniversary of The Korean Association of Geographic Information Studies)
Satellite is eye in the sky and data from earth observation satellites are important to monitor change detection occurring in Korea. The KARI (Korea Aerospace Research Institute), founded in 1989, has successfully realized the nation’s space programs and carried out a key role in satellite development and application support. From 1999, KARI has developed and launched low earth orbit(LEO) satellites, called KOMPSAT (Korea Multi-Purpose SATellite) series, and geostationary satellites. The COMS (Communications, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite), the first geostationary earth observation(GEO) satellite of Korea, was launched in 2010 and serviced value added data through the KMA (Korea Meteorological Administration) and the KIOST (Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology), and various weather data and marine plankton distribution data. The GK (Geostationary KOMPSAT)-2A launched in 2018 provides more accurate weather data very quickly. In addition, GK-2B, was launched in 2020 and equipped with ocean color and environmental sensors observing air quality. After seven years of development, next generation medium-sized satellite was launched in March of this year. This satellite will lead the era of utilizing ‘close to people’s lives’.