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Dr. Hyoung Chul Shin

Hyoung Chul works for Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) in Soeul, Korea. He is a biological oceanographer by training, having earned his Ph. D in Antarctic marine biology at the University of Tasmania. He specialized in Antarctic krill ecology and used to work on the dynamic of krill population and their role in biogeochemical cycles.

Since he first began to work for KOPRI in 1991, he participated and coordinated numerous expeditions to the Antarctic and the Arctic. He wintered twice at the Korean Antarctic Station, King Sejong as a scientist and as the station leader.

He spent much of his time on science support while his commitment and interest include the management of marine living resources in polar waters. He served as the vice chair of the Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) from 2013 until very recently. He was the vice Chair of the Scientific Committee of Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR) from 2005 to 2006.

He is currently the director of Division of Strategy and Cooperation at KOPRI, charged with strategic planning and cooperation with partners for his national polar program.

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Institute of Marine Research
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University of Alaska Fairbanks
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Hokkaido University
Hakodate, Japan