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내셔널지오그래픽 과학 및 탐험 아시아 재단

내셔널지오그래픽, 아시아 탐험가 지원

내셔널지오그래픽 협회는 아시아 지역의 과학자, 환경보전 활동가, 교육자, 사진 및 영상 작가, 기술자 등 다양한 분야의 탐험가들에 대한 지원을 확대하기 위해서 2015년에 내셔널지오그래픽 과학 및 탐험 아시아 재단을 설립했습니다. 전 세계로부터 지원서를 받고 있지만 특히 브루나이, 캄보디아, 홍콩, 인도네시아, 일본, 한국, 라오스, 마카오, 말레이시아, 미얀마, 파푸아 뉴기니아, 필리핀, 싱가포르, 타이완, 태국, 동티모르, 베트남 거주자의 지원을 도모하고 있습니다. 보다 자세한 응시자격조건 및 중점지원분야 등에 관한 사항은 내셔널지오그래픽 탐험가 지원 프로그램 홈페이지에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.
 

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주요 탐험가들

2015년부터 아시아에 거주하는 175명의 과학자, 환경보존가, 교육자, 개발자들을 선정하여 연구지원금을 지원했습니다. 뿐만아니라 그들을 내셔널지오그래픽 매체와 행사를 통해 소개하고 글로벌 커뮤니티와 연결하여 그들의 연구와 활동을 더욱 폭넓게 알려지게 하고 있습니다. 더 많은 탐험가를 여기에서 확인할 수 있습니다. 

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Nareerat Boonchai
Nareerat Boonchai
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Nareerat Boonchai is a paleobotanist, docent, and research coordinator. She studies fossils of flowering trees, especially petrified wood, and their implications on the past environments and climate. She attended graduate school on environmental biology in Thailand and paleontology in China. Her dissertation was completed at the Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida, focusing on southwestern Wyoming petrified woods from 50 million years ago. Boonchai has worked at a paleontological museum in Thailand for more than ten years. She conducts scientific outreach through designing museum exhibits, conservation programs, and educational events. Her current work includes identification and conservation of approximately 180,000-year-old fossil tree trunks in Tak’s petrified forest in northern Thailand, as well as helping local communities and related organizations establish geoparks within UNESCO’s Global Geoparks Network. Boonchai received a postdoctoral fellowship from the French embassy in Bangkok to study petrified trees and learn different fossil wood preparation techniques at University of Lyon and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Boonchai leads national and international research projects on petrified wood, collaborating on a multidisciplinary team, to promote conservation and education in Southeast Asia and other countries.

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Naomi Clark-Shen
Naomi Clark-Shen
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Naomi Clark-Shen was born and raised in Singapore and considers Asia her home. Tired of being restricted to full-time employment representing one company, she set herself up as a freelancer. In Singapore, she runs her own shark and ray fishery research project, funded in part by the National Geographic Society; writes for a children’s wildlife magazine for the World Wildlife Fund; and takes on various other research projects, including for TRAFFIC and the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue. Outside of work, Naomi is a vegetarian and advocates for animal welfare, lives as eco-friendly as possible, trains and performs in wrestling (WWE-style), and enjoys free diving.

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Yikweon Jang
Yikweon Jang
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Dr. Yikweon Jang’s research interests focus on the ecology and evolution of communication in insects, frogs, birds, and mammals. Currently, Jang is working on the causes of population decline in the endangered Suweon tree frog species, Dryophytes suweonensis and Dryophytes japonicus. Jang works with the citizen science program The Earth Love Explorers, which encourages grade-school children and their parents to participate in the annual survey of tree frogs in western low-lying fields in Korea. Participation of citizens in this research not only provides valuable information about population dynamics but also increases public awareness about the need to conserve D. suweonensis. This program resulted in a restoration project of the Suweon tree frog. In addition to tree frogs, Jang leads research projects about the spatiotemporal distributions of cicadas, the diversity of honey plants, and the diversity of acoustic insects via citizen science programs. Jang was involved in the release of three Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins into the waters off Jeju island in 2013. He led the behavioral research of the dolphins in the aquarium and sea pens to figure out the criteria for the release. In 2016, two of the reintroduced female dolphins gave birth. This is the first documented case of successful breeding by reintroduced dolphins in the world. Jang is a professor in the Department of Life Sciences and Division of EcoScience at Ewha University in Korea. Back
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Yukinori Kawae
Yukinori Kawae
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Yukinori (Yuki) Kawae first saw the Giza pyramids in 1992 as a 19-year-old recent high school graduate, who had moved to Cairo from Japan. He ultimately spent 16 years in Egypt, during which time he graduated from the American University in Cairo with a B.A. in Egyptology in 2003. Kawae began his academic career as a member of Ancient Egypt Research Associates, Inc. led by Dr. Mark Lehner, one of the supervisors of the Heit el-Ghroub site (Lost City of the Pyramids) excavations. Soon after the introduction of 3D technology in the field of Egyptian archaeology, Kawae began conducting 3D surveys of ancient megalithic structures. In 2006, he joined an interdisciplinary research project to complete 3D surveys of the tomb of Queen Khentkawes [I] and the Worker’s Cemetery at Giza. In 2008, at the request of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities (presently the Ministry of State for Antiquities in Egypt), Kawae established a joint corporate, academic, and government project and successfully completed comprehensive 3D documentation of Egypt’s oldest pyramid (the Step Pyramid at Saqqara), during its restoration. In 2013, Kawae expanded the collaborative research to include a Japanese television production company. With a crew from TV Man Union, he climbed the great pyramid of King Khufu (c. 2509–2483 BCE) to obtain data from the great pyramid’s core masonry. Currently working with the Czech Institute of Egyptology led by Dr. Miroslav Barta, Kawae is leading an interdisciplinary project that incorporates computer science and applied mathematics to record pyramids at Abusir, a royal cemetery from the fifth dynasty (c. 2435–2306 BCE) located 11 km south of Giza. In 2016, Kawae was selected as a National Geographic Emerging Explorer. In 2017, his team used a drone to obtain the world’s first detailed image data of the Three Pyramids at Giza (c. 2509–2442 BCE). Kawae’s team is currently conducting post-processing for the production of 3D data of the pyramids from an enormous base of images. Kawae’s use of 3D data has introduced an unprecedented form of empirical analysis to uncover the mysteries of the pyramids’ construction. A TV documentary inspired a young Kawae to become an archaeologist; now he is the one on-screen, appearing in Japanese programs and presenting talks on Egyptian archaeology and the history of ancient Egypt. Kawae is also conducting several international interdisciplinary researches as an associate professor at the Institute for Advanced Research at Nagoya University. Back
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Hannah Reyes Morales
Hannah Reyes Morales
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Hannah Reyes Morales is a Filipina photojournalist whose work focuses on individuals mired in complex situations created by inequality, poverty, and impunity. This includes photographing human trafficking at sea for the New York Times, reporting on war crimes against Cambodians for Al Jazeera America, and documenting changing indigenous cultures in the Philippines for a grant from National Geographic. Recently, through a grant from the GroundTruth Project, she documented the lives of displaced Filipina women who wound up in the sex trade after frequent typhoons. Her work has been published in print and online in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Time (online), National Geographic (online), Guardian, and Lonely Planet, and has been exhibited in Manila, Telluride, Copenhagen, Aalborg, Nanning, Suwon, and Chiang Mai. She is represented by National Geographic Creative. She is a recipient of a SOPA award for excellence in digital reporting for her work in the Outlaw Ocean series for the New York Times. Reyes Morales is a 2013 National Geographic Young Explorer grantee and is part of the 2017 Young Explorer Leadership and Development Program. She is currently based in Manila and travels around South East Asia. Back
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Tam Thi Ton
Tam Thi Ton
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Tam Ton was granted by National Geographic explorer in 2017. She holds two Masters degrees, one is an MA, from the National University of Education in Vietnam, with a major in the methodology of teaching Vietnamse language and the other is an Med. from Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Ton has been working for ChildFund Vietnam as an Education Specialist since March 2018. Previously, she worked for ten years as an expert of Ethnic Minority Education in the Ministry of Education and Training, Vietnam. Prior to that, she was a researcher in the National Institute of Educational Sciences, a post that she took up after being a high school teacher. During her career, Ton has been involved in many projects supporting ethnic minority students in disadvantaged areas as well as working as an education consultant for many international organizations & non-government organizations. She has worked on educational development for ethnic minority groups, and her interest is in training and coaching teachers on teaching methodologies and the development of training modules and learning material. Her NGS-funded project is to develop learning materials in bilingual (Bahnar-Vietnamese) based on Bahnar cultural resources. The objective is for her team go to the local communities to gather folklore—riddles, proverbs, and comics, and to take photographs of cultural products of the Bahnar group. Based on their findings, the team plans to develop learning material for primary students. This material will be printed and provided to primary schools for use in teaching the primary students in Bahnar, as a first language, and in Vietnamese as a second language. The aim of the project is to provide interesting and helpful training and referencing materials for Bahnar primary students. Back
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Hsiao-Wen Wang
Hsiao-Wen Wang
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Hsiao-Wen Wang is a professor in the Department of Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. Her research interests include river mechanics and restoration, sediment transport and management, ecohydraulics, and water environmental planning and assessment. She is currently working on resolving conflicts related to land use between green energy and other core necessities for environmental sustainability through science combined with local wisdom, emphasizing the need to blend environmental management and mitigation to address problems known today and those predicted for the future. Wang received her Ph.D. from National Taiwan University in 2006, and was a postdoctoral researcher at UC Berkeley in 2007 and 2008 before she joined National Cheng Kung University. She was a recipient of a 2017/2018 National Geographic Global Explorer Grant and was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley through the 2018/2019 Fulbright Senior Research Program. Back
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Intan Suci S. Nurhati
Intan Suci S. Nurhati
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Intan Suci Nurhati is a paleoclimate scientist and paleoceanographer at the Research Center for Oceanography of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Her research unlocks changes in the tropical climate and oceans over the past centuries such as ocean warming and acidification by studying the geochemical composition of reef-building corals. She has conducted field sampling in SE Asia, the Kiribati, Kuwait, and Hong Kong. In 2017, Nurhati received a grant from the National Geographic Society to set up the first ocean acidification monitoring station in Indonesia in the effort to understand the impact of ocean acidification on coral calcification in Lombok. Nurhati earned her B.A. from Wesleyan University and Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology. She received the Freeman Asian Scholarship (2001), Green Talent Award from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (2013), UN IOC-WESTPAC Best Young Scientist Award (2014), Best Speaker Award from the Indonesian Oceanology Society (2016) and LIPI Young Scientist Award (2018). She is involved in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as a lead author in the Sixth Assessment Report. An avid science communicator, she has given TEDxJakarta and UNESCO Masterclass Series talks. Back

주요 연구지원 프로젝트

Picture of Erina Molina interviewing local fishermen
Photograph by Glenn Barit

필리핀 연안의 산호초 어류 보존

필리핀 Diliman 대학교에서 환경과학 석사 학위를 취득한 에리나 몰리나 (Erina Molina)는 내셔널 지오그래픽 청년 탐험가로서 필리핀 북부 인근해안의 산호초 어류 개체군이 어떻게 변했는지 여러 어부들과 인터뷰를 진행했습니다. 또한 청년 어부들에게 취약한 종의 장기적인 감소를 인지하도록 유도했습니다. 이러한 이 지역의 지식을 데이터화하여 어업 관리에 도움을 줄 계획입니다.


Picture of Chang-Hwa Kang and Gyoung Ah Lee
Photograph by Aram Lee

신석기 제주도 문화의 고고학 연구

지난 20여 년 동안 제주도에 대한 섬 고고학 연구에 참여한 강창화 제주 고고학 연구소 강창화 소장과 미국 오레곤 대학 이경아 교수는 제주의 신석기 문화에 대해 더 자세히 조사하기 위해 다학제 팀을 구성하여 제주도에 정착 기원을 밝히고 있습니다. 특히 신석시 제주도가 다른 동아시아 문화와 어떻게 연결 되었는지 그리고 한반도와 일본 규슈 화산 분출과 기후 변화가 당시 사람들의 삶에 어떻게 적용되었는지를 연구합니다.


Picture of Kaseka Phon
Photograph courtesy Kaseka Phon

캄보디아 츠엉엑 지역의 앙코르제국 재발굴

10여년 간 도공들이 그릇을 제작하는 가마(Klins)를 연구한 카세카 폰(Kaseka Phon)은 캄보디아 왕립아카데미 고고학 담당자로서 앙코르 와트로 알려진 캄보디아 츠엉엑 (Cheung Ek)지역에서 거대한 석조 건축물외에 다양한 석기그릇 (Stoneware)을 발굴합니다. 이를 통해 당시 공예 산업의 비밀을 밝히고 관광 산업들으로 파괴되고 있는 앙코르와트 남쪽 가마터지를 보호하며 차세대 캄보디아 고고학자를 양성하고 있습니다.


Picture of Katsufumi Sato
Photograph by Yusuke Goto

바다새를 활용한 해양 대기 및 수질 정보 추출

일본 동경대학 대기해양연구소 해양생물과학과 사토 카츠후미 교수는 일본과 한국을 둘러싼 해양의 대기 및 수질 표본조사를 위해 인공위성이나 부표보다 바다새 (Seabirds)들을 이용합니다. 행동 생태학자인 그는 바다새들에게 센서를 부착하여 그들이 비행중 또는 바다위에 표류할 때 대기와 해양의 온도, 조류, 파도 등의 정보를 기록하여 대기와 해양 사이의 물리적 상호작용 모델의 정확도를 연구하고 있습니다.


Picture of Kalyar Platt with Burmese Star Tortoise
Photograph by Petch Manopawitr

버마 별 거북 보존 연구

미얀마에 서식하는 멸종위기종인 버마 별 거북 (Burmese Star Tortoise)와 사랑에 빠진 칼 야르 플랫 (Kalyar Platt)은 자신을 "불굴의 터틀 레이디 (Indomitable Turtle Lady)”라고 자칭하며 방치되었던 버마 별 거북을 잘 보호 된 자연 보호 구역으로 풀어 주며 해당 종이 음식과 애완동물 거래에 사용되지 못하도록 하고 노력하고 있습니다.

내셔널지오그래픽은 1888년에 설립된 이래로 수천명의 위대한 탐험가들이 획기적인 발견을 위한 여정을 지원해 왔습니다. 이들의 탐험 활동과 관련된 이야기, 통찰력 및 사진들을 통해 우리는 교육을 도모하고, 사람들에게 영감을 불어넣고, 세상의 변화를 이루어 나가게 됩니다.

내셔널지오그래픽 펠로우

멸종위기종 보존 펠로우쉽 (2018-2019)

지구에 있는 수 천종의 생물이 멸종위기에 놓여있습니다. 야생 동물과 보호지역이 위협에 대한 경고는 하고 있지만 한번 소멸되면 복원이 불가능한 멸종위기종을 보호 및 보존하는 지원이 부족합니다. 이러한 멸종위기에 놓인 생소한 야생동물을 구하기위해 내셔널지오그래픽협회는 런던동물협회와 함께 멸종위기보존을 위한 Photo Ark EDGE 펠로우쉽을 전세계에 공모하여 그중에서 5명의 아시아의 멸종위기종 보존 전문가들을 펠로우로 선정하여 후원하였습니다. 더 자세한 내용은 여기에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.   

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Ginelle Gacasan
Conservationist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
Ginelle Gacasan
 Conservationist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
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Ginelle Gacasan is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focusing on the endangered green turtle. Ginelle currently works at Community Centred Conservation Philippines Inc., where she previously implemented a program to establish a dugong sanctuary through community participation. She recently started studying for an M.Sc. at the University of the Philippines. Ginelle’s project aims to document traditional ecological knowledge from the indigenous Calamian Tagbanwa tribe about the green turtle and its seagrass habitat, and to use this knowledge to make conservation recommendations. 

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Ha Hoang
Conservationist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
Ha Hoang
 Conservationist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
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Ha Hoang is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focused on the endangered big-headed turtle. Ha studied for an M.Sc. in environmental management before joining the Asian Turtle Program in 2008, where he is currently the Vietnam turtle program coordinator. His ambition is to save all of Vietnam’s native tortoise and freshwater turtle species from the threat of extinction. Ha’s project aims to increase local conservation capacity in Vietnam, better understand the risks of disease transfer between released turtles and wild turtle populations as well as other threats to the species, and increase awareness of turtle conservation.

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Jonathan Phu Jiun Lang
Conservationist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
Jonathan Phu Jiun Lang
 Conservationist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
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Jonathan Phu is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focusing on the endangered green turtle. He is a conservation officer at the Marine Research Foundation in Malaysia and is currently studying for an M.Sc. in marine science at Universiti Malaysia Sabah. Jonathan’s project aims to provide an assessment on the population status of foraging sea turtles in Mantanani Island to Sabah Parks, a government organization responsible for establishing marine parks.

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Hanh Ngo
Conservationist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
Hanh Ngo
 Conservationist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
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Hanh Ngo is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow. Hanh is currently a master’s student and research assistant in the Department of Genetics at Vietnam National University. She previously contributed to fieldwork for the Asian Turtle Program, including surveys on the Vietnamese pond turtle and the Yangtze giant softshell turtle. Hanh’s project aims to develop an advanced eDNA protocol to support survey efforts of the endangered Chinese crocodile lizard in northeastern Vietnam.

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David Quimpo
Conservation Specialist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
David Quimpo
 Conservation Specialist, National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow
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David Quimpo is a National Geographic Photo Ark EDGE Fellow focusing on the critically endangered Rufous-headed Hornbill. David has acted as a conservation specialist for the Haribon Foundation in the Philippines since 2012. In this role, he assists with policy writing at both the local and national level, and trains community-based forest protection teams. David’s project aims to use the rufous-headed hornbill as an umbrella and keystone species to sustainably protect and conserve the biodiversity of the Central Panay Mountains in Panay Island.

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기술과 혁신 연구 펠로우쉽 (2020–2021)

내셔널지오그래픽 연구소는 전통적인 자연 보존 기술에 대한 노력을 변화시키는 능력을 제시합니다. 기술 혁신을 통해 우리의 자연과 환경을 보호하는 다양한 분야의 기술 솔로션을 가진 연구자들을 지원하여 가장 현저한 문제를 해결하고 있습니다.  더 자세한 내용은 여기에서 확인하실 수 있습니다.

 

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Alok Bhardwaj
Alok Bhardwaj
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Alok Bhardwaj is a National Geographic Fellow who conducts flood research in Asia. His main research interests include using remote sensing and deep learning techniques to study urban floods and rain-induced landslides and understanding the link between climate teleconnections and the occurrence of extreme rainfall events and resulting floods in Asia.

Bhardwaj studied civil engineering at Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, then received a masters of technology from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay and a Ph.D from the National University of Singapore in 2018. Prior to joining IIT Roorkee as an assistant professor in the civil engineering department, Bhardwaj worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Earth Observatory of Singapore at Nanyang Technological University.

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Matthias Hoffman-Kuhnt
Matthias Hoffman-Kuhnt
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Matthias Hoffmann-Kuhnt has spent three decades studying bioacoustics and animal behavior around the world. He is currently researching dolphins and whales in hopes of one day cracking the code of their communication, perhaps allowing us to “talk” across species boundaries.

Hoffmann-Kuhnt is also working to identify and localize bird vocalizations via the use of automated acoustic recorders that collect soundscape data. Systems like these, already being tested in Singapore, will allow us to collect a location’s soundscape data and determine the presence of particular species, as well as the number of animals living in an area. This information is vital to evaluating the animals’ conservation status in places where they face habitat loss and degradation.

Hoffmann-Kuhnt is a senior research fellow at the Acoustic Research Laboratory at the National University of Singapore. He holds a Ph.D in behavioral biology from the Freie Universität of Berlin.

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Narumasa Tsutsumida
Narumasa Tsutsumida
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Narumasa Tsutsumida is a geographic information scientist who studies land cover classification and its uncertainties, and develops novel techniques for analyzing land cover. He has conducted case studies of urban expansion in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Jakarta, forest biomass mapping in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula, and plant functional type classifications in the forests of Japan. As a National Geographic Fellow, Tsutsumida incorporates human perception of nature into land cover maps and integrates satellite/aero and street-level sequential images to collect ground information for land cover mapping.

Tsutsumida is also a charter member of the Open Source Geospatial Foundation and is developing several open source algorithms to explore spatial heterogeneity in geographic phenomena. He received his Ph.D in global environmental studies at Kyoto University, where he conducted terrestrial environmental monitoring using remote sensing and GIS.

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설립후원

내셔널 지오그래픽 소사이어티는 2015년 서울에 비영리 재단법인인 내셔널지오그래픽 과학과 탐험 아시아 재단을 설립하여 아시아 지역의 연구 및 탐험을 지원하고 있습니다. 아시아 과학자 및 탐험가들의 활동을 지속적으로 지원하기위해 다양한 협력과 기부금을 받고 있으며 기부금 내역과 사용을 투명하게 공개하고 있습니다. 더 자세한 내용은 ngs-asia@ngs.org 또는 주무관청에 문의하세요.

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