Academic background

  • Graduated from the Department of Oceanography, Graduate School, Seoul National University (D. Sc.)
  • Graduated from the Department of Biology, Konkuk University


  • Member of the 17thNationalAssembly(Danwon-euldistrict)
  • Senior researcher, Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology
  • Co-president of Eco Tourism Korea
  • Chairman of the Korean Society of Underwater Science & Technology
  • Director of the City & Nature Research Center


  • EBS Grand Prize for Environmental Education, June 19, 2003
  • Grand Prize for Environment Leader, July 3, 2007
  • Environmental Man of the Year (by news reporters specializing in environment), December 26, 2007


  • Stories of Jeju’s Ocean (2002, Doyosae Publishing Company)
  • Marine Life of Korea (Joint authorship, 2002, DD World Publishing Company)
  • Stories of the Ocean and Ecosystem Told by Dr. Je Jong-Geel (2006, Gak Publishing Company)
  • Outrageous Ideas for Cities (2014, Monthly Nature and Ecosystem)
  • Urban Travelogue (2014, Monthly Nature and Ecosystem)
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