The city is home to about 92% of Korea’s population and serves as the center of socioeconomic and cultural life. Our research on the urban ecosystem involves evaluation and management of green spaces and trees based on interpretation of spatial information. Land-use optimization and connectivity-related methods are used.
Climate Change Adaptation
Due to climate change, Korea’s average temperature is expected to rise up to 3.2 ° C, precipitation to increase by 15.6%, and sea level rise of 27cm by 2050. Adaptive measures and technologies, which are appropriate actions that minimize the impacts of climate change, are becoming increasingly important, and we are developing decision support systems for climate change adaptation policies for national and local governments.
Urban Heat Island
Due to urbanization and climate change, the heat island phenomenon in cities is increasing. In this regard, the city must aim to create a low-heat island city, adaptive to climate change. Currently, thermal environment monitoring technology based on calculation of urban heat generation and abatement contribution is being developed.
Multi-Hazard Impact Assessmenet
The importance of sustainable development around the world is emphasized. We study an integrated assessment model that can help scientists and policy makers assess climate change impacts and vulnerabilities scientifically and strategically for the sake of sustainable development. Currently, we are developing a model UI for impact evaluation of multi-hazards.
3D Spatial Data
The use of 3D spatial data is emerging as a method for quantitatively studying the environmental improvements in ecosystem elements. High-resolution 3D data collection using LiDAR(Light Detection and Ranging), a cutting-edge remote sensing device, and re-generation of data using drones are improving the accuracy and usability of such data.