Dr. Hyowon Ban Awarded 2020 Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency Research Grant

Dr. Hyowon Ban, collaborating with Dr. Hyo Hyun Sung at Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, was awarded a grant funded by the Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency, South Korea (approximately $233,000) to work on a project titled “2020 Standardization of Coastal Feature Names and the Informing.” This project aims for 1) national notification of the standardization and international registration of the coastal feature names; 2) effective and systematic management of the coastal feature names through publication; 3) outreach activities including K-12 learning programs of coastal feature names, research of databases for global coastal feature names, and support for activities in international organizations; and 4) successful hosting of an international symposium of coastal feature names. Among the four items, Dr. Ban will lead the research of databases for global coastal feature names in the item 3. In this research, coastal feature names of South Korea registered in selected portal websites—i.e., Marine Regions of Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ)—and databases of coastal feature names—i.e., GEOnet Names Server (GNS) by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency—will be examined. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Hyowon Ban at hyowon.ban@csulb.edu.