KPDC, Korea Polar Data Center

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

STAR(Satellite Remote Sensing Team for the Arctic & Antarctic Research) System

The 'Polar Satellite Data Collection and Monitoring System' automatically collects and processes domestic and international satellite images required for polar research, offering efficient data retrieval and visualization based on open-source GIS for monitoring polar satellite data.

Collected Data:

  • KOMPSAT (Arirang) 2, 3, 3A, 5 satellite images (Korea, Korea Aerospace Research Institute)
  • Sentinel 1, 3 satellite images (Europe, European Space Agency)
  • S-NPP VIIRS satellite images (United States, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
  • Landsat-8, 9 satellite images (United States, U.S. Geological Survey)
  • SSMI/S 25km resolution sea ice concentration images (United States, National Snow and Ice Data Center)

System Configuration:

  • Automatic module for collecting and processing satellite images and sea ice concentration data
  • Metadata processing module for archive data management
  • Web & GIS-based data search and display service module

STAR Director

Hyun-Cheol Kim (Ph.D.)
26 Songdomirae-ro, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon 21990, Korea