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Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

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Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), established in 1918 as the Geological Survey of Korea, is a government-funded Geoscience research organization where the top-notch R&D are ongoing. We endeavor to bring the innovative KIGAM strategies so that we can embrace the new KIGAM’s value and research cultures. Our ultimate goal is enhancing the quality of people's lives through science and technology which eventually contributes to the development of human society.

For those above reasons, KIGAM, today, modified its R&D structure into the five Research Divisions: (1) Geology Division (2) Mineral Resources Division (3) Petroleum and Marine Division (4) Geologic Environment Division, and (5) Geoscience Platform Division. KIGAM’s endless hard works and dedications are more than simply for the Korea's splendid industrial developments. We hope that the KIGAM’s K-Geoscience and K-Geotechnology help to solve challenging global geo-related issues, and can make people’s life much easier and comfortable for a better tomorrow.