GSK

The Geological Society of Korea aims to contribute both to the academic community and the general public through the promotion and advancement of research on the geological sciences and the development of geological technology.

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Who We Are

The Geological Society of Korea aims to contribute both to the academic community and the general public through the promotion and advancement of research on the geological sciences and the development of geological technology.

To achieve these aims, we support:

  • Conferences, symposia, seminars, field trips and technical courses
  • Publication of journals, technical notes and books
  • Network-building for collaboration among academia, industries and research organizations
  • Academic exchanges between domestic and overseas researchers
  • Educational programs with a sound scientific and technical basis
  • Government-funded projects, including the safety evaluation project on radioactivity disposal facilities, the management and operation plan for geological parks, and the training program for resources exploration

History

Founded in 1947, the Geological Society of Korea (GSK) is Korea’s academic community and professional body in the field of geology. The society became a member of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in February 1973, and has established academic ties with 32 overseas institutions, including the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

1947 - 1999

  • 1947.04.

    Established the Geological Society of Korea

  • 1964.08.

    Published the first issue of “Journal of the Geological Society of Korea”

  • 1968.05.

    Joined the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS)

    Published the first issue of “Geology of Korea”

  • 1997.03.

    Published the first issue of “Geosciences Journal”

  • 1999.05.

    Published “Geology of Korea” in Korean (Sigma Press, p. 802)

2000s

  • 2001.12.

    “Journal of the Geological Society of Korea” listed in the National Research Foundation of Korea as an academic journal

  • 2003.12.

    “Geosciences Journal” listed in Science Citation Index Expanded (SCIE)

  • 2007.04.

    60th Anniversary of the Geological Society of Korea

  • 2007.09.

    Entered into agreement with Springer for Geosciences Journal

  • 2008.01.

    Proclamation ceremony for the International Year of Planet Earth (IYPE; 2007-2009)

  • 2010.08.

    Joint Meeting of Korean and Japanese Geological Societies - Muroto UNESCO Global Geopark

  • 2012.09.

    Entered into MOU with the Geological Society of Japan

  • 2015.05.

    Established the 2024 IGC Bidding Committee

  • 2016.08.

    Entered into MOU with IUGS for the production of “Episodes”

  • 2016.09.

    Won the right to host the 37th IGC (2024) in Busan, Korea

  • 2017.10.

    Held International Symposium Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Geological Society of Korea

  • 2019.03.

    “Journal of the Geological Society of Korea” listed in Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI) and SCOPUS

  • 2020.01.

    Held 74th IUGS EC Meeting from January 15 to 18, 2020, in Busan

  • 2020.06.

    Published the 54th newsletter in a webzine

  • 2020.07.

    Entered into MOU with KIGAM and the City of Busan for the successful hosting of the 37th IGC 2024

  • 2020.11.

    Established the 37th International Geological Congress 2024 Organizing Committee

Organization

  • Board Members (2020-2021)
  • Expert Advisors (2020-2021)
  • President

    Chang-sik Cheong, Korea Basic Science Institute

  • Vice President

    Sangheon Yi, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Sung Hi Choi, Chungnam National University

  • Director of General Affairs

    Keewook Yi, Korea Basic Science Institute

    Dong-Chan Koh, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Jong-Sik Ryu, Pukyong National University

  • Director of Financial Affairs

    Young-Woo Kil, Chonnam National University

    Young Jae Shinn, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

  • Director of Planning Affairs

    Sung-Won Kim, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Youngseuk Keehm, Kongju National University

    Taejin Choi, Chosun University

  • Director of Scientific Affairs

    Tae-Seob Kang, Pukyong National University

    Gyoo-Bum Kim, Daejeon University

    Jinho Ahn, Seoul National University

    Jin-Yong Lee, Kangwon National University

  • Director of Public Affairs

    Seongryong Kim, Korea University

    Jeong-Yong Cheon, GeoGreen21 Co., Ltd.

    Yu-Chul Park, Kangwon National University

  • Director of International Relations

    Kyoochul Ha, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Hyoun Soo Lim, Pusan National University

  • Auditor

    Moon Son, Pusan National University

    Haemyeong Jung, Seoul National University

  • Chair

    Weon-Hack Choi, KHNP Central Research Institute

  • Vice Chair

    Junkee Rhie, Seoul National University

  • Councilor of General Affairs

    Myeong-Jae Yi, GeoGreen21 Co., Ltd.

  • Councilor

    Suncheon Park, Korea Meteorological Administration

    Sang Kee Seo, Korea Rural Community Corporation

    Jongdae Lee, KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company, Inc.

    Kyungmun Chung, Sunjin Engineering Co., Ltd.

    Kyungmun Young, MineGeo Co., Ltd.

    Sewoon Choi, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.

    Seung-Hyun Choi, Jeonbuk Provincial Government

    Kun-Ki Kim, Geochang Granite Research Center

    Hyun Na Kim, Kongju National University

    Hyeong Soo Kim, Korea University

    Donghoon Seoung, Chungnam National University

    Min Sub Sim, Seoul National University

    Giehyeon Lee, Yonsei University

    Dong Chan Lee, Chungbuk National University

    Young-Cheol Lee, Kyungpook National University

    Jeong-Hyun Lee, Chungnam National University

    Hoonyol Lee, Kangwon National University

    Hoon Young Jeong, Pusan National University

    Kyoung-nam Jo, Kangwon National University

    Hyung Rae Jo, Andong National University

    Raehee Han, Gyeongsang National University

    Young-Suk Bak, Jeonbuk National Unviersity

    Daeyeong Kim, Korea Polar Research Institute

    Younjoong Jeong, Korea Basic Science Institute

    Jeong-Heon Choi, Korea Basic Science Institute

    Doo Houng Choi, Korea Water Resources Development Corporation

    Hoseon Choi, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety

    Nak-Youl Ko, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

    Chang Woo Kwon, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Seong-yong Kim, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Yongcheol Kim, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Jin-Soo Shin, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Hyun Suk Lee, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Jin Hyuck Choi, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Kiseong Hyeong, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

Honors & Awards

GSK awards are conferred according to the regulations of The Geological Society of Korea. Awards by the GSK include academic awards, technical awards, young geoscientist awards, merit awards, excellent paper awards, and presidential awards.

Academic Award of Geology :

For regular members who have made a significant contribution to geological science and the academic community through their outstanding papers or books.

Recent Honorees

  • 2015

    Chang-sik Cheong, Korea Basic Science Institute

  • 2016

    Sung-Hyo Yun, Pusan National University

  • 2017

    Sung Keun Lee, Seoul National University

  • 2018

    Sung Hi Choi, Chungnam National University

  • 2019

    Tae-Seob Kang, Pukyong National University

    Hyoun Soo Lim, Pusan National University

  • 2020

    Chandong Chang, Chungnam National University

    Tae-Kyung Hong, Yonsei University

Technical Award of Geology :

For regular members who have made a significant contribution to geological science and the academic community through the development and application of innovative technology in geological sciences.

Recent Honorees

  • 2015

    Sang Kee Seo, Korea Rural Community Corporation

  • 2016

    Weon-Seo Kee, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Myeong-Jae Yi, GeoGreen21 Co., Ltd.

    Sang Sun Lee, KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company, Inc.

  • 2017

    Sewoon Choi, Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co., Ltd.

  • 2018

    Uijin Jeong, Nexgeo Inc.

  • 2019

    Jeong-Heon Choi, Korea Basic Science Institute

  • 2020

    Myunghyun Noh, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety

Young Geoscientist Award :

For regular members under the age of 40 who have made a significant contribution to geological science and the academic community through their active research and development.

Recent Honorees

  • 2015

    Seung-Bae Lee, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

  • 2016

    Changyeol Lee, Chonnam National University

    Inah Seo, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

    Jongsun Hong, Korea University

  • 2017

    Gi-Bom Kim, Gyeongsang National University Institute for Basic Science

    Heejung Kim, Seoul National University

    Young Ji Joo, Korea Polar Research Institute

  • 2018

    Jeong-Hyun Lee, Chungnam National University

  • 2019

    Seongryong Kim, Chungnam National University

    Jin Hyuck Choi, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Hyun Na Kim, Kongju National University

  • 2020

    Eun Young Lee, Chonnam National University

    Hyunwoo Lee, Seoul National University

    Kwangchul Jang, Korea Polar Research Institute

Contact Us

The Geological Society of Korea

The Science and Technology Center Room #813, New building, 22, Teheran-ro 7-gil, Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06130, Republic of Korea

  • Tel: +82-2-3453-1550
  • Fax: +82-2-3453-1824
  • E-mail: office@gskorea.or.kr

Join/Renew

  • Regular membership

    • Professionals who have majored in geology or a related field
    • Applicants recommended by a GSK member
  • Student membership

    • Undergraduate or graduate students majoring in geology or a related field
  • Corporate membership

    • Companies, research institutes, libraries, etc.

Benefits

Members of GSK receive the following benefits:

  • Subscription to periodicals, including “Journal of the Geological Society of Korea” and “Geosciences Journal”
  • Discounted registration fees for conferences hosted by GSK
  • Eligible to submit manuscripts for publication in “Journal of the Geological Society of Korea”

Journals

  • Journal of the Geological Society of Korea

    ISSN : 0435-4036 (Print), 2277-7377 (Online)

    Launched in 1964, Journal of the Geological Society of Korea is the official journal of the Geological Society of Korea, and is abbreviated as ‘J. Geol. Soc. Korea’. The journal covers research articles, short notes, technical reports, and reviews in all fields of geoscience. It is published bimonthly, with editions in February, April, June, August, October, and December. It is indexed in KCI, SCOPUS and ESCI.

    http://www.jgsk.or.kr/
  • Geosciences Journal

    ISSN : 1226-4806 (Print), 1598-7477 (Online)

    Founded in 1997, Geosciences Journal is an international journal that publishes geoscientific research articles in English. The journal is published bimonthly by the Association of Korean Geoscience Societies with the participation of the Geological Society of Korea, the Korean Society of Economic and Environmental Geology, the Korean Earth Science Society, the Paleontological Society of Korea, the Mineralogical Society of Korea, the Korean Society of Engineering Geology, the Korean Society of Petroleum and Sedimentary Geology, the Korean Society of Soil and Groundwater Environment, the Petrological Society of Korea and the Korean Society of Earth and Exploration Geophysicists. Geosciences Journal has been co-published with Springer since 2008.

    https://link.springer.com/journal/12303
  • Episodes

    ISSN: 0705-3797 (Print), 2586-1298 (Online)

    Episodes, Journal of International Geoscience, is a quarterly journal of the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) that has been published in Seoul, Korea (production, online publication, and distribution) since 2017 (Vol. 40, No. 1).

    http://www.episodes.org

Books

Historical publications supported by the Geological Society of Korea.

Geological Atlas of Taebaegsan Region

  • Publisher : GSK (March, 1989)

Geology of Korea

  • Hardcover : 514 p.
  • Publisher : Kyohak-sa (August, 1987)
  • Language : English
  • Editor : Lee, Dai-Sung

Geology of Korea (Korean edition)

  • Hardcover : 802 p.
  • Publisher : Sigma Press (May 20, 1999)
  • Language : Korean
  • Editor : Cheong, Changhi

  • ISBN : 89-85922-89-0

Glossary of Science and Technology by South and North Koreas (Geology Section)

  • CD
  • Publisher :The Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (August 30, 2004)
  • Editor : Chang, Ho Wan

Events

Conferences

2020 Fall Joint Conference of the Geological Sciences

  • Date : October 27-29, 2020
  • Venue : Online

2019 Fall Joint Conference of the Geological Sciences

  • Date : October 23-26, 2019
  • Venue : RAMADA Plaza Jeju

2018 Fall Joint Conference of the Geological Sciences

  • Date : October 24-27, 2018
  • Venue : HICO Gyeongju

International Symposium Commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Geological Society of Korea and 2017 Annual Fall Joint Geology Meeting

  • Date : October 25-28, 2017
  • Venue : ICC Jeju

2016 Fall Joint Conference of the Geological Science in Korea

  • Date : October 26-29, 2016
  • Venue : Alpensia Resort Convention Center

2015 Fall Joint Conference of the Geology • Mineral and Energy Resources

  • Date : October 28-31, 2015
  • Venue : Ramada Plaza Jeju

2014 Fall Joint Conference of the Geological Science in Korea

  • Date : October 29-November 1, 2014
  • Venue : High-One Resort Convention Hotel

2013 Fall Joint Conference of the Geological Science in Korea

  • Date : October 23-27, 2013
  • Venue : Phoenix Jeju

Events

Other Events

Pohang Earthquake Emergency Forum

  • Date : November 24, 2017
  • Venue : Korea Press Center

2ndOverseas Field Trip

  • Date : July 26-30, 2017
  • Venue : Hokkaido, Japan

1ndt Overseas Field Trip

  • Date : February 15-20, 2016
  • Venue : Dong Van Geopark, Vietnam

Cheolwon Hantan River National Geopark Symposium

  • Date : August 25-26, 2015
  • Venue : Hantan River SPA Hotel

News

Webzine: latest research topics and news on the Society and its members.


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