State researchers open center for climate monitoring and autonomous technologies

Park Sae-jin Reporter() | Posted : July 9, 2021, 14:19 | Updated : July 9, 2021, 14:19

[Courtesy of UNIST]

SEOUL -- A prominent state research institute located at the southeastern port city of Ulsan opened a research center to play the role of South Korea's incubator for young researchers and novel technologies. The center will focus on the research and development of climate change monitoring and autonomous technologies.

The Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) said in a statement on July 9 that about 7.9 billion won ($6.8 million) will be invested for nine years to set up the center that focuses on the development of mobile climate-monitoring sensors, pollution-detecting atmospheric sensors, autonomous unmanned aircraft, and real-time management systems for disastrous situations including biochemical breakouts.

"The establishment of an unmanned smart climate-monitoring sensor system will contribute greatly to the real-time monitoring of the atmosphere and counter-disaster actions," Jang Jae-sung, who heads the center, was quoted as saying.
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