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.

Go link

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

  • 2022.07.

    The International Forum for Busan UNESCO Global Geoparks

  • 2023.08.

    Entered into MOU with the Geological Society of America

Organization

  • Board Members (2024-2025)
  • Expert Advisors (2024-2025)
  • President

    Young-Seog Kim, Pukyong National University

  • Vice President

    Kyoochul Ha, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Tae-Kyung Hong, Yonsei University

  • Director of General Affairs

    Yongcheol Kim, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Young Ji Joo, Pukyong National University

    Jin-Hyuck Choi, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

  • Director of Financial Affairs

    Wook-Hyun Nahm, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Seong-Chun Jun, GeoGreen21 Co., Ltd.

  • Director of Planning Affairs

    Youngseuk Keehm, Kongju National University

    Yoonsup Kim, Chungbuk National University

    Yu-Chul Park, Kangwon National University

  • Director of Scientific Affairs

    Yeongmin Kim, Korea Basic Science Institute

    Seung-Ik Park, Kyungpook National University

    Hyunwoo Lee, Seoul National University

    Tae Soo Chang, Chonnam National University

  • Director of Public Affairs

    Jin Cheul Kim, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Mi Jung Lee, Korea Polar Research Institute

    Yongjae Lee, Yonsei University

  • Director of International Relations

    Seok Goo Song, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Weonshik Han, Yonsei University

  • Auditor

    Yong-Chan Cho, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Weon Hack Choi, KHNP Central Research Institute

  • Chair

    Sang-Hoon Lee, Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology

  • Vice Chair

    Dongbok Shin, Kongju National University

  • Councilor of General Affairs

    Min Kyung Lee, Korea Polar Research Institute

  • Councilor

    Daeyoung Kim, Korea Polar Research Institute

    Seongryong Kim, Korea University

    Seung-Sep Kim, Chungnam National University

    Young-Seog Kim, Pukyong National University (President)

    Yongsik Kim, Kyungpook National University

    Chang-Min Kim, Kangwon National University

    Hyo-Im Kim, Gyeongsang National University

    Suncheon Park, Korea Meteorological Administration

    Jung-Woo Park, Seoul National University

    Changyong Park, Ewha Girls' High School

    Keon-Ha Baek, Korea Water Resources Development Corporation

    Inah Seo, Jeonbuk National Unviersity

    Min Sub Sim, Seoul National University

    Minjune Yang, Pukyong National University

    Junmo Yang, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety

    Kwangjin Lee, HANSEO Engineering Inc.

    Byung Choon Lee, Chonnam National University

    Yongmoon Lee, Pusan National University

    Yuyoung Lee, Korea Basic Science Institute

    Chang-Wook Lee, Kangwon National University

    Hoil Lee, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Chungwan Lim, Kongju National University

    Yirang Jang, Chonnam National University

    Yongmun Jeon, FMR. Jeju Special Self-Governing Province

    Seong Wook Jeong, Korea Basic Science Institute

    Uijin Jeong, Terraeg Co., Ltd.

    Jae-Yeol Cheong, Korea Radioactive Waste Agency

    Hyung Rae Jo, Andong National University

    Sung-Hoon Ji, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute

    Kwangmin Jin, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Youngbeom Cheon, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

    Jeong-Yong Cheon, GeoGreen21 Co., Ltd.

    Byung-Do Choi, Daegu National Science Museum

    Sewoon Choi, KHNP Central Research Institute

    Taejin Choi, Korea National University of Education

    Hyangsun Han, Kangwon National University

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

  • 2021

    Young-Seog Kim, Pukyong National University

    Yongjae Lee, Yonsei University

  • 2022

    Haemyeong Jung, Seoul National 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

  • 2021

    Jin Soo Shin, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Jongyeol Yoon, Terraeg Co., Ltd.

  • 2022

    Donghee Park, KHNP Central Research Institute
    Hoseon Choi, Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety

  • 2023

    Byung-Gon Chae, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

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

  • 2021

    Hyo-Im Kim, Gyeongsang National University

    Byung-Dal So, Kangwon National University

    Youngbeom Cheon, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources

  • 2022

    Sun Young Park, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Jina Jeong, Kyungpook National University

  • 2023

    Chang-Min Kim, Kangwon National University
    Hyun Ho Yoon, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
    Byung-Do Choi, Daegu National Science Museum

Contact Us

The Geological Society of Korea

Room 813, The Korea Science and Technology Center, The First 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), 2288-7377 (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 quarterly, with editions in March, June, September, and December. It is indexed in KCI, SCOPUS, ESCI and GEOBASE.

    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, 1962)

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

2023 Joint Fall Meeting of Korean Geological Societies

  • Date : November 7-10, 2023
  • Venue : BEXCO Busan

2022 Joint Fall Meeting of Korean Geological Societies

  • Date : October 25-28, 2022
  • Venue : Changwon Exhibition Convention Center (CECO)

2021 Joint Fall Meeting of Korean Geological Societies

  • Date : October 26-28, 2021
  • Venue : RAMADA Plaza Jeju

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.


TOP