Gis and Remote Sensing Assessment Framework for Urban Greenspaces Vulnerability to Typhoons in Taiwan(2/3)

Project Details


We were awarded a grant under Horizon 2020 Advance Planning Programme of MOST for year 2016. Thus, we teamed up with EU scientists to propose Life Urbangreen in 2017. All partners from EU are subsequently funded under Life Program from 2018/7/1, but not Taiwan team as evidenced in “Grant Agreement” and “Partnership Agreement.” Our team participates in many works as indicated in “Non-disclosure Agreement” signed in 2018, “Proposal for Life UrbanGreen Activities in Taiwan” and “Part B-technical summary and overall context of the project.” We are eligible to propose this proposal in response to MOST’s 2018/12 call-for-proposal.This research proposes a vulnerable assessment framework of urban greenspaces (UGSs) to typhoons by using remote sensing and GIS approaches since Taiwan is one of the most typhoon exposed countries in the world. The main objective is to reduce potential damages caused by typhoons. For the first year (6/1/2019~5/31/2020), analyze the typhoon characteristics and identify the impacts of typhoons on the UGSs in Taiwan; derive the UGSs information (biological and physical features) from multi-sensor satellite images to build GIS database for the UGS server for further assessment. For the second year (6/1/2020~5/31/2021), derive the soil characteristics from the soil map and remote sensing data; propose an assessment framework to evaluate the vulnerability of the UGSs to typhoon in major cities in Taiwan; implement the R3 GIS platform and integrate it with new tools in testbed of Taipei City in accordance with the selected Actions in the Life Urbangreen Project. For the third year (6/1/2021~5/31/2022), the improved R3 GIS platform after integrating with new tools of assessing vulnerability of UGSs to typhoons will be tested and performed in accordance with selected Actions from the Life UrbanGreen Project for demonstration of its benefits to UGS management in Taiwan. Also, establish a Taiwan-EU Joint Research Promotion Office, aiming to promote and sustain bilateral cooperation.It is expected that research outcomes will provide a warning system to serve the related authorities for mitigating the damages of typhoons on UGSs and communities. The vulnerability of UGS in Taiwan to typhoon winds can be assessed via three components: (1) typhoon characteristics; (2) UGSs features; and (3) soil composition. These factors together will reveal the possibility whether trees in the UGS will fail during the threat of typhoons. Thus, the integration of all mentioned factors can provide a risk assessment approach-based framework that has a potential to provide a warning to related authorities with possible solutions for mitigating the damages of both public properties and UGS. Findings of this proposed study will be valid in three areas: 1. Incorporation of typhoon connections into the design or management of greenspace systems should be of high priority. 2. Increasing dialogue between government and scientists could be an important step towards an integrated thinking and learning methods that are required to effectively mitigate the impacts of typhoons on greenspaces of the city.3. A good understanding of typhoon influence on greenspaces may lead to improved vegetation protection strategies for mitigating the damages.
Effective start/end date1/07/2030/06/21

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • typhoons
  • vulnerability
  • damages
  • urban greenspace (UGS)
  • vulnerability assessment framework


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