Lee, Halim

Senior Research Assistant

  • Halim Lee
    UNU-FLORES, Ammonstrasse 74, Dresden, 01067, Germany
    Korean (South)

    Research Interests

    • Central Asia
    • Climate change adaptation and mitigation
    • Environmental Change & Sustainable Development
    • Sustainable urban development and water environment


    • Master, Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Republic of Korea (2021)
    • Bachelor, English Studies and Business Administration (Double major), Ewha Womans University, Republic of Korea (2015)


    • Researcher, Environmental GIS/RS Laboratory, Korea University, Republic of Korea
    • Programme Support Intern, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Switzerland
    • Environmental Risk/Insurance Research Consultant, Lockton Companies Inc., Republic of Korea

    Biographical Statement

    Halim Lee is a Senior Research Assistant at UNU-FLORES currently working on the sustainability of transformation processes in post-coal mining regions. Prior to joining UNU-FLORES, Halim worked as a researcher at the Environmental GIS/RS Laboratory in Korea University in the Republic of Korea, where she researched climate change and global/regional environmental issues and collaborated in projects involving the food-water-ecosystem nexus in Central Asia. She also worked at Lockton Companies Inc. in the Republic of Korea, where she researched on environmental risk and provided environmental risk consulting related to environmental and socioeconomic issues to multinational stakeholders and counterparts. Halim has a strong background in environmental change and sustainable development, strengthened through an internship at the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Switzerland. Her research interests include the Resource Nexus with a particular focus on sustainable development and environmental resources, including water, soil, and air, especially in Central Asia.

  • Articles

    • Jo, Hyun-Woo, Sujong Lee, Eunbeen Park, Chul-Hee Lim, Cholho Song, Halim Lee, Youngjin Ko, Sungeun Cha, Hoonjoo Yoon, and Woo Kyun Lee. 2020. “Deep Learning Applications on Multitemporal SAR (Sentinel-1) Image Classification Using Confined Labeled Data: The Case of Detecting Rice Paddy in South Korea.” IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing 58, no. 11: 7589-7601. https://doi.org/10.1109/TGRS.2020.2981671.
    • Lee, Halim, et al. 2020. “Sustainable Water Security Based on the SDG Framework: A Case Study of the 2019 Metro Manila Water Crisis.” Sustainability 12, no. 17: 6860. https://doi.org/10.3390/su12176860.

    Conference Proceedings

    • Park, Sugyeong, Sea Jin Kim, Eunbeen Park, Hangnan Yu, Sungeun Cha, Hyun Woo Jo, Chul-Hee Lim, Halim Lee, and Woo-Kyun Lee. 2020. “Development of decision-making tools for drought monitoring and early warning in Kyrgyzstan.” In 40th Asian Conference on Remote Sensing: Progress of Remote Sensing Technology for Smart Future, ACRS 2019.
    • Lee, Halim, et al. 2019. “Assessing global drought vulnerability indices for improving water security in Mid-Latitude Region to achieve SDGs – Pilot Case Study of South Korea.” In International Symposium on Remote Sensing, 2019.
    • Lee, Sujong, Chul-Hee Lim, Halim Lee, and Woo-Kyun Lee. 2018. “Estimating Ecosystem Services Dynamics Based on Land-cover Change in Urban Areas.” In Korean Society of Remote Sensing Symposium, 2018.


    • Lee, Halim. 2020. “Constraints and potentials of future agricultural management on sustainable rice production under climate change in the Korean Peninsula.” Master’s dissertation, Korea University Graduate School. http://dcollection.korea.ac.kr/common/orgView/000000235899.