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Natural Sciences

Asia & the Pacific

Republic of Korea

Republic of Korea
  • © UNESCO/Office Beijing
  • Mont Halla, Jeju Island

The country is covered by the UNESCO Cluster Office in Beijing, China.

UNESCO is cooperating with the Korea international Agency (KOICA) and the World Technopolis association to build capacity and provide technical assistance on Science and Technology Park development.

The Jeju Island Biosphere Reserve, located at the centre of the island, has been established to conserve a rich biodiversity and local culture, which attract many tourists.

Below you can access the projects that are currently being implemented in the country within the framework of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences Sector.



- Asian Pacific Flow Regimes from the International Experimental and Network Data (Asian Pacific FRIEND)

People, Biodiversity and Ecology

- Biosphere Reserves (WNBRs)

- East Asian Biosphere Reserve Network (EABRN)

- A study of the Feasibility as well as an Operational Strategy to develop DMZ Transboundary Biosphere Reserve between DPR Korea and Republic of Korea [PDF format - 2.31 MB]


- Pacific Tsunami Warning and Mitigation System (ICG/PTWS)

Earth Sciences

- Deltas in the Monsoon Asia-Pacific region (DeltaMAP, IGCP, Project 475)

- Quaternary Land-Ocean Interactions (IGCP, Project 495)

- Marine and Non-marine Jurassic: Global correlation and major geological events (IGCPProject 506)

- Palaeoproterozoic Supercontinents and Global Evolution (IGCP, Project 509)

- Karst Aquifers and Water Resources (IGCP, Project 513)

- Geological Anatomy of East and South East Asia (IGCP, Project 516)

- Ordovician palaeogeography and palaeoclimate (IGCP, Project 503)

Science Policy and Sustainable Development

- Establishing Science and Technology Parks More

- Science and Technology Policy Asian Network (STEPAN)


Women in Science

Assistant Professor V. Narry KIM (Republic of Korea). L'Oréal-UNESCO Laureate 2008 for Asia-Pacific. For elucidating several key steps in the formation of a new class of generegulating RNA molecules. She has made major contributions to the understanding of microRNA biogenesis, and her pioneering studies have laid the groundwork for the development of RNA interference technologies, with promising potential biotechnology and medical adaptations.

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