PORSEC Funding Support

Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST)

The Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) with its headquarters in Busan, the Republic of Korea, has driven development of the marine sciences and technology of Korea for over 40 years since its establishment in 1973.
The main functions of KIOST are to undertake comprehensive surveys and studies of Korea’s seas and open oceans and conduct scientific research in polar and tropical regions, especially in Antarctica and the south Pacific. Also KIOST develops technologies related to the coastal and harbor engineering, ships and ocean engineering, and maritime safety.
KIOST aims to advance knowledge and to educate students in the field of marine science and technology in order to produce a national science and technology infrastructure, which will best serve the nation and the humankind all over the world.

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

The Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) was established in 1989 as a national aerospace research institution. KARI undertakes national R&D projects in the area of aircraft, satellite and space launch vehicle. Over the past years, KARI has secured advanced satellite technology through the development of multipurpose LEO satellites “KOMPSAT” and a geostationary satellite ”GEO-KOMPSAT”. KARI has also successfully launched Korea’s first space launch vehicle “Naro (KSLV-I)”, from its space center in 2013 and obtained aviation technology through the Korean Helicopter Program and Smart UAV. KARI is currently working on lunar exploration project, development of next generation space launch vehicle (KSLV-II), advanced LEO & GEO satellites and SBAS (Satellite Based Augmentation System) and continuing to engage in exploring, developing and spreading new technologies in the aerospace sector.

Jeju Convention & Visitors Bureau (JejuCVB)

Jeju CVB has been working to boost Jeju’s reputation as a top-class MICE destination for the last decade. Jeju offers a phenomenal natural landscape as the Triple Crown winner with all three of UNESCO’s major natural science awards. Jeju can be accessed from 187 countries around the world without a visa as it is the one and only free international city in the Republic of Korea.
Jeju CVB has 141 MICE Alliance members, including accommodation providers, a conference facility, tourist attractions, destination management companies, professional congress organisers, and multiple others.
With all the efforts, now Jeju hosts over 200 domestic and international events every year. We are always happy to support your event is Jeju.

Korea Tourism Organization

Korea Tourism Organization(KTO) aims to develop Korea’s tourism industry by promoting international tourism and tourism within Korea, developing the nation’s tourism resources, conducting R&D. We have worked together with companies, academies and the government to further strengthen and develop tourism of Korea. KTO has contributed immensely to the stunning growth of Korea’s tourism industry over the past fifty years. Under the auspice of KTO, Korea MICE Bureau (KMB) aims to establish Korea as a premier destination for tourists, convention delegates and business travelers. KMB, as the government’s leading MICE agency, has for nearly 30 years worked to provide a wide range of advice and assistance to those considering holding meetings in Korea.