KPDC, Korea Polar Data Center

Korea Polar Data Center Scientific observations and results from Antarctica shall
be exchanged and made freely available

KVH (KOPRI Virtual Herbarium)

KOPRI Virtual Herbarium (KVH) is the electronic gateway to the collections of the KOPRI Herbarium. The goals of the KVH are to make specimen data (e.g., specimen images, collecting information, distribution, DNA sequence data, etc.) available electronically for use in biodiversity research projects in the Antarctica, the Arctic and their adjacent continents; to reduce shipping of actual specimens for projects where digital representations will suffice for study; and to reunite data elements (e.g., photographs and drawings, manuscripts, published works, microscopic preparations, DNA sequence data) derived from a specimen with the catalog record for that specimen.

The digital collections of the KVH, comprising approximately 700 herbarium specimens and 500 high-resolution specimen images, are updated weekly for the goal of digitizing all of its 3,000 algal, moss and plant specimens.

KVH Leader

Han-Gu Choi (Ph.D.)
26 Songdomirae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 21990, Korea
KVH (KOPRI Virtual Herbarium)