14 March 2016
Since the Republic of Korea’s (Korea) membership of IIASA began in 2008, researchers from 18 Korean organizations have collaborated with IIASA on studies ranging from green growth in Korea to increasing Korea’s resilience to extreme events. Joint activities have also advanced Korean capacity to develop system analytical tools such as a Korean version of IIASA’s GAINS model that has helped governments across the globe to cut air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions in the most cost-effective manner. In addition, fourteen young Korean scientists have gained international and interdisciplinary research skills after winning places in IIASA’s programs for young scientists.
The official visit aims to further develop IIASA’s productive relationship with Korea through high-level meetings with:
Professor Chin-min Lee, Special Advisor to the IIASA Director General and CEO, will accompany Kabat on this visit.
While at KAIST, Kabat will give a public lecture on: “Robust decisions for sustainable future: a role of applied system analysis.”
Kabat will also give an opening speech to commence the Mid-Latitude R/D Network Workshop—the third in a series of workshops between IIASA and Korea University that will explore systems analytical approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation for mid-latitude ecotone in connection with EU-Horizon 2020 Strategies.
Deputy Program Director Florian Kraxner and Senior Research Scholar Anatoly Shvidenko from IIASA's Ecosystem Services and Management (ESM) Program will present and discuss the contents of the EU-Horizon 2020 proposal during Session 2 of the workshop.
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IIASA ACTIVITIES WITH KOREA
Kim M, Lee W-K, Son Y, Yoo S, Choi G-M, & Chung D-J (2017). Assessing the impacts of topographic and climatic factors on radial growth of major forest forming tree species of South Korea. Forest Ecology and Management 404: 269-279. DOI:10.1016/j.foreco.2017.08.048.
Heo S, Kim M, Yu H, Lee W-K, Sohn JR, Jung S-Y, Moon KW, & Byeon SH (2017). Chemical Accident Hazard Assessment by Spatial Analysis of Chemical Factories and Accident Records in South Korea. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction DOI:10.1016/j.ijdrr.2017.09.016. (In Press)
Lim C-H, Choi Y, Kim M, Jeon S, & Lee W-K (2017). Impact of Deforestation on Agro-Environmental Variables in Cropland, North Korea. Sustainability 9 (8): e1354. DOI:10.3390/su9081354.
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