Publisher : Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
DOI : 10.4217/OPR.2010.32.3.267
Title & Authors
East Asian Seas Time-series I (EAST-I) Chang, Kyung-Il; Kang, Chang-Keun; Kang, Dong-Jin;
Many countries has been interested in studying the East Sea to look ahead into the world oceans` future, since the East Sea has been known as a miniature ocean. In this respect, PICES decided the East Asian Seas Time-series (EAST) studies, and the East Sea as the first subject (EAST-I). Since 2006 Ministry of Land, Transport & Maritime Affairs, Korea has supported the Korean EAST-I program. Through the Korean EAST-I program, 44 research papers were published in various scientific journals. This special issue contains 6 research articles including results from the interdisciplinary observation in the summer, 2008. Those articles cover the entire East Sea from the Korea Strait to the Japan Basin, and also cover the studies of the euphotic layer to the bottom sediment. MLTM and KIMST have provided full support to EAST-I program. KHOA carried out the joint cruises in the Ulleung Basin. Those are deeply appreciated. Finally, we would like to express our gratitude to the editorial board of Ocean & Polar Research.