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South Korean Geoscientists Visit the USGS in Menlo Park and Santa Cruz, California



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U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) geologist James Hein arranged tours of the USGS facilities in Menlo Park and Santa Cruz, California, on December 6, 2012, for scientists from the Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM). The visitors—KIGAM President Dr. Hyo-Sook Lee, Executive Director of KIGAM's International Cooperation Office Dr. Yong-Je Kim, and Senior Administrator of KIGAM's International Cooperation Office Mr. Dae-In Kim—were in the area for the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting in San Francisco. Hosted by USGS emeritus geophysicist Jonathan Childs in Menlo Park and Hein in Santa Cruz, they were introduced to a range of USGS studies, including microbiology, radiometric dating, analytical labs, data-processing operations, the NetQuakes seismograph network, deep-sea mineral investigations, and more.

USGS emeritus geophysicist Jonathan Childs (left) and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) President Dr. Hyo-Sook Lee
Above: USGS emeritus geophysicist Jonathan Childs (left) and Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) President Dr. Hyo-Sook Lee at the USGS campus in Menlo Park, California. Photograph by Mr. Dae-In Kim, Senior Administrator of KIGAM's International Cooperation Office. [larger version]

The Korean scientists had inquired about a visit during AGU week in hopes of learning more about the USGS and strengthening ties between the two agencies. Hein sent word of their interest to the office of USGS Director Marcia McNutt, who met with KIGAM President Dr. Lee on December 5 in San Francisco.

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Above: KIGAM President Dr. Hyo-Sook Lee (left) talks with Leslie Hayden at the USGS scanning-electron-microscope (SEM) and microprobe laboratory in Menlo Park, California. Photograph by Mr. Dae-In Kim, Senior Administrator of KIGAM's International Cooperation Office. [larger version]

Photo of Korean visitors with USGS hosts
Above: Left to right, USGS geologist James Hein, Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) President Dr. Hyo-Sook Lee, USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Director Robert Rosenbauer, and Executive Director of KIGAM's International Cooperation Office Dr. Yong-Je Kim at the USGS Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center in Santa Cruz, California. Photograph by Helen Gibbons, USGS. [larger version]

Many thanks to the following USGS personnel, who spent time explaining their work to the visiting scientists:

In Menlo Park:

Joe Langdon: USGS library
Larry Miller and Shelley Hoeft: Microbiology laboratory
Mike Torresan: Sediment Core and Multi Sensor Core Logger (MSCL) laboratories
Andy Calvert: Argon geochronology (40Ar/39Ar) laboratory
Leslie Hayden: Scanning-electronic-microscope (SEM) and microprobe laboratory
Jim Luetgert: Northern California Seismic Network and NetQuakes

In Santa Cruz:

Bob Rosenbauer: Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center director
Jim Hein: Marine minerals laboratory
Carolyn Degnan: Infobank, data archiving
Peter Swarzenski: Radiochemistry; submarine groundwater discharge
Renee Takesue: Environmental geochemistry
Peter Dartnell: Coastal mapping projects


Related Web Sites
Korean Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources
KIGAM website
NetQuakes
USGS Earthquakes Hazards Program

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