South Korea

South Korea develops new GIS-based weather model to forecast disasters

More than 70,000 people were killed by natural disasters annually

Recognizing how important it is to find innovative solutions to save lives and reduce economic losses, researchers from the High Impact Weather Research Centre (HIWRC) at South Korea’s Gangneung-Wonju National University have developed a new device which could soon predict natural disasters before they even hit.


Publishing Date: 

Fri, 15/11/2013 - 15:42

Arirang-5: South Korean multi-purpose satellite successfully launched

Arirang-5 is the first radar imaging satellite to be developed by South Korea

On 22 August 2013, South Korea’s new multi-purpose science satellite, the Arirang-5, was launched atop a Russian Dnepr rocket at the Dombarovsky launch site near Russia’s border with Kazakhstan. The satellite has been developed to operate with a life time of five years at an altitude of 550 kilometers (341 miles) providing images with the goal of monitoring disasters and identifying natural resources.


Publishing Date: 

Fri, 23/08/2013 - 13:52

Republic of Korea


Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI)

Contact Person
Mr Yoon Soo Kim
Tel: +82-42-860 2388
Email: younsoo [at]





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