SEOUL, June 23 (Korea Bizwire) – The government has allocated 27.4 billion won ($ 24.1 million) to put in place a smart port infrastructure management system that aims to improve the efficiency of the operation and management of such facilities.
The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries plans to measure the health of port facilities in real time using Internet of Things (IoT) technologies such as smart sensors as part of the “ICT-based technology development project for smart disaster response technologies for port infrastructures”.
With the intelligent management system, the ministry will measure and predict the degree of obsolescence and the remaining service life of the port infrastructure in order to be able to carry out repair and maintenance work in good time.
The ministry expects the intelligent management system to help preventively respond to disasters such as typhoons.
Even when repairing damage, the system would contribute to a safe construction through the use of intelligent sensors and unmanned robots.
The ministry plans to commercialize the technology from 2026.
To that end, it held a public competition in April and selected the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology and the Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology as the main research institutes for the project.
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