I would like to express my heartfelt welcome to all the visitors to our website. I am Yong-seok Kang, Director General of the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency (KHOA).
Since its establishment as the Hydrographic Division under the Operations Department of the ROK Navy in 1949, KHOA has been producing nautical charts for Korean jurisdictional sea area based on hydrographic survey data for the safety of navigation. KHOA also provides ocean forecast information based on ocean observation data to support marine leisure activities of the public and to facilitate research on climate change and policymaking for efficient use and development of our waters.
The importance of the seas is increasing and KHOA will continue to perform its duties for the safety of navigation and creation of new industry with ocean data.
Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency