Korea Ocean Satellite Center
KOSC, in the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST) is in charge of
operation of the Geostationary Ocean Color Imager (GOCI) onboard a Korean geostationary
satellite called the Communication, Ocean and Meteorological Satellite (COMS), which
was launched in June, 2010. The next ocean color sensor, GOCI-II, which will be loaded
on the Geo-Kompsat 2B, will be launched next year in 2019 and in succession to GOCI.
The roles of KOSC include real-time satellite operation, scientific algorithm and
application technique development, operational computing system development, and
sensor/hardware development for GOCI/GOCI-II.