Prof. In-Sik Kang, Meteorological Oceanographer, Joined SIO

Editor:admin Author:Rao JY & Chen XY Date:2018-11-22 Hits:8136

      On November 20, Prof. In-Sik Kang, renowned international meteorologist and oceanographer, joined the Institute as Director of Science of the Operational Oceanographic Research Center of the Indian Ocean. He gave an academic report entitled "Interdecadal Variations of Indian Ocean-ENSO-Atlantic Connections" at the "Lecture of Oceanographers".
      Prof. In-Sik Kang is the first non-Chinese expert to be employed by SIO as a full-time staff. Researcher HUANG Daji, Deputy Director of SIO, welcomed Prof. In-Sik Kang and awarded him a letter of engagement. CHAI Fei, director of the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environmental Dynamics (SOED), granted the emblem to Prof. In-Sik Kang.
      Deputy Director HUANG Daji said that Prof. In-Sik Kang's appointment would enhance SIO scientific research level in the Indian Ocean and contribute to the cause of marine disaster prevention and mitigation and the construction of the "Marine Silk Road in the 21st Century". Prof. In-Sik Kang talked about his past with SIO and said that through several years we should make efforts to build a professional team to improve the level of SIO in observation and prediction of the Indian Ocean. In the report, he put forward his unique views on the relationship between interdecadal changes in the Atlantic Ocean and ENSO events in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean, which aroused heated discussion among the participants.
      Prof. In-Sik Kang has been engaged in global climate simulation, seasonal climate prediction and predictability, monsoon and ENSO dynamics for a long time. He has served as co-chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee of APEC Climate Center, member of the Joint Scientific Committee of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), and an outstanding scientific advisor of the Global Project Office on CLIVAR. In recent years, he has focused on global climate simulation, seasonal climate prediction and predictability, monsoon and ENSO prediction models, and made outstanding contributions in the fields. The global coupling model developed by him has laid the foundation for operational forecasting model in Korea, which has reached the international advanced level and has been applied by research centers in many countries.