Why Busan?

Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology

Taejongdae, a natural park of Busan

R/V ISABU, a large-scale research ship in South Korea

Why Busan

The proposed host city for the MOCA-21 Joint Assembly is the second largest city and the largest port of Korea, which is famous for the beautiful coast. There is a wealth of world-class institutions and universities in Busan, renowned for the earth and ocean science researches, such as the Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology (KIOST), the APEC Climate Center (APCC), the IBS Center for Climate Physics, and National Institute of Fisheries Sciences.

Busan is also a vibrant metropolis where contemporary lifestyle meets traditional hospitality. Wide spread multilingual signage, extremely efficient public transportation, Information and communication technology based infrastructure, and eco-friendly technologies used throughout make Busan a convenient city for residents and visitors alike. Busan is truly a destination of excitement, sensory richness and warmth.

Regional Impact

By hosting MOCA-21 Joint Assembly in Busan, we will promote the importance of global environment and earth sciences to Korean people, and will be a cornerstone of earth science researches in Korea, and for foundation of a future earth science museum in Busan. Most of all,MOCA-21will boost local young generation’s participation in international joint research programs, especially in cryospheric sciences as Korean’s interest in polar regions is rapidly growing.