National Institute of Environmental Research

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National Institute of Environmental Research
Hangul 국립환경과학원
Hanja 國立環境科學院
Revised Romanization Gungnip Hwan-gyeong Gwahagwon
McCune–Reischauer Kungnip Hwan'gŏng Kwahagwŏn

The National Institute of Environmental Research, or NIER, is a quasi-governmental research agency operated by the South Korean government. Its president is Seong-Kyu Yoon. It is charged with environmental research, education, international cooperation, and setting criterion levels for various pollutants. The main building for the institute is located in Gyeongseo-dong, Seo-gu, Incheon.

NIER was first established in 1978 as the National Environment Protection Institute. It gained its current name and status in 1986.

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Coordinates: 37°34′09″N 126°38′25″E / 37.5691°N 126.6403°E / 37.5691; 126.6403