The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) has announced that the Hydrographic Society of Korea (HySK) officially becomes its newest member today, joining its other member societies in Australasia, Benelux, Denmark, Germany, Italy, South Africa and the UK.
Based in Seoul, the HySK is headed by its President, Dr Dae Choul Kim of Pukyong National University’s Department of Energy Resources Engineering, whose fellow directors are drawn from key sectors of the Korean maritime industry.
The Society itself represents leading hydrographic surveying individuals and organisations throughout Korea and has recently concluded joint Memorandums-of-Understanding (MoU) with the China Institution of Boundary & Ocean Studies (CIBOS) at Wuhan University and IFHS fellow-member, the Australian Hydrographic Society (AHS).
The International Federation of Hydrographic Societies (IFHS) is a unique partnership of learned national and regional hydrographic societies that, through its worldwide membership, is able to address every specialism within the hydrographic profession and related disciplines, at all levels of experience and expertise.
Through its constituent Societies, Federation members include the full spectrum of: contract hydrographic surveyors, government and military personnel, oceanographers, geophysicists, geologists, environmental scientists, civil engineers, port surveyors and operators, academics, project mangers, software engineers, surveyors in all sectors of private practice.
Also represented are: petroleum companies, research and educational institutes, environmental protection and monitoring organisations, professional bodies and other associations, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, dredging and salvage contractors and others involved in associated sciences, technologies and applications.
Press Release, October 1, 2013