Research projects (1$=1000 won)

  • 2019-2022:       Developing management technologies of ecosystem structure and functions to improve urban health.  4,000,000$ from Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (PI)
  • 2018-2021:      Development of cost-effective bio-monitoring system to detect CO2 leakage and its practical application.  300,000$ from Korea Environmental Industry & Technology Institute (Co-PI, PI: Gayoung Yoo at Kyunghee Univ)
  • 2017-2019:       Near-surface remote sensing of canopy photosynthesis and evaporation fluxes across a latitudinal permafrost gradient in northwestern Canada.  200,000$ from National Research Foundation (Korea-Canada Cooperation Program) (PI)
  • 2016-2019:       Monitoring canopy photosynthesis through remote sensing of sun-induced chlorophyll fluorescence. 300,000$ from National Research Foundation (Space Technology Development Program in Big Sciences) (PI)
  • 2015-2017:        Tracking vegetation phenology from leaf to regional scales with near-surface and satellite remote sensing. 250,000$ from National Research Foundation (X Project) (PI)
  • 2015-2020:        Quantifying leaf traits, canopy structure and functions in Council, Alaska. 250,000$ from the Korean Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) (PI)
  • 2015-2018:       Monitoring rice growth and yields based on satellite remote sensing. 360,000$ from National Center for Agro Meteorology (PI)
  • 2014-2017:       Multi-satellite remote sensing of terrestrial carbon balances in East Asia. 300,000$ from National Research Foundation (Leading Researcher Program, PI)
  • 2014:                 Establishing the foundation of core technologies for custom-made agricultural & forest meteorological services. 79,000$ (SNU portion) from National Center for Agro Meteorology (Co-PI, PI: Prof Joon Kim)
  • 2013-2020:       Global Leadership Program Towards Innovative Green Infrastructure. 230,000$ per year from BK21 Plus, National Research Foundation (PI)
  • 2013-2014:       Accelerating visualization and data analysis of global gross photosynthesis and evaporation by integrating FetchClimate and MODIS-Azure pipeline. 57,000$ from Microsoft Research (PI)
  • 2013-2016:       Center for Climate/Environment Change Prediction Research. 250,000$ (SNU portion) from National Research Foundation (ERC) (Co-I, PI: Prof Seonki Park)
  • 2012-2015:       Quantifying carbon cycle in an urban forest of Seoul. 200,000$ from National Research Foundation (PI)
  • 2011-2014:       Global monitoring of water and carbon exchanges between biosphere and atmosphere using remote sensing. 210,000$ from National Research Foundation (PI)


International projects

  • 2016:                 Using novel satellite and field approaches to estimate crop yields of corn, soybean (U.S.) and paddy rice (Korea), ACES International Joint Research Program (Co-I, PI: Kaiyu Guan)
  • 2015:                 Fluorescence Observatory for Monitoring Vegetation Light-use efficiency, Agriculture, and Ecosystem (FOLIAGE), NASA (Co-I, PI: Joe Berry) (declined)
  • 2014:                 Photosynthesis Measurement Investigation (PhotoMI), NASA (Co-I, PI: Roni Avissar) (declined)
  • 2013-2016:       A framework for carbon monitoring and upscaling in forests across Mexico to support implementation of REDD+, NASA Carbon Monitoring System (Co-I, PI: Rodrigo Vargas) (awarded)
  • 2013-2016:       Australian Savanna Landscapes: Past, Present and future, Australian Research Council (Co-I, PI: Jason Beringer) (awarded)