The Korea Environment Institute is a government-sponsored national research institute specialized in environment police and management with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to contribute to the sustainable development and environmental management in the seas of East Asia. Established in 1992, KEI is one of the public research institutes of the Korea Council of Economic and Social Research Institutes under the Office of the Prime Minister. As Korea's leading environmental research institute its main objective is to provide science-based policy advice for government, public sector and civil society.
KEI engages actively in the research and development of environmental policies and technology in the areas of air pollution, water quality, waste management, ecosystem protection and sustainable development. Furthermore, KEI is mandated to review the statement of environmental impact assessment on the major development projects.