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Dr Byongug Jeong currently works as a Lecturer of Marine Engineering while teaching and researching various types of marine systems across technical, environmental and safety perspectives. Prior to this role, he worked at the Korean Register as a marine surveyor for over six and half years. During this time, he had the following commitments/responsibilities: Drawing approvals of cargo vessels and engine systems / Contribution to updating maritime rules and regulations for ships and engines / R&D on engine systems applicable to commercial vessels focusing on regulation, design and feasibility / Training junior staff and providing technical consultancy to clients for marine systems and regulations. He also worked at Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd, over three years, as a marine engineer on board five merchant ships: an LNG carrier, two container ships and two bulk carriers. His experience, therefore, is wide-ranging from looking after on-board machinery to classification related work, which is an essential element to cultivating seagoing marine engineers. He presently serves as the president of Europe-Korea Marine and Ocean Engineers Association (EKMOA).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

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