The Korea-Mongolia International Dinosaur Project (KMID) began
in 2006 and was set up by Dr. Yuong Nam Lee, former SMU graduate student. With colleagues
Dr. Philip Currie and Dr. Rinchen Barsbold, the project began with the
cooperation of the Korea Institute of Geosciences and Mineral Resources and the
Paleontological Center of Mongolian Academy of Sciences. The sponsor for KMID
is Hwaseong City, which is located near Seoul where the largest dinosaur egg
site in the Korean peninsula was found in 1999.
The fossil site is now protected by the government as a natural heritage
site. The project is an historical event because it is the first
multi-international dinosaur project in the Gobi Desert hosted by Korea.