Our preparations for our work on the Jeju Island Smarter Cities Challenge have continued over the weekend.
On Friday our team met up for the first time face to face in Seoul as we flew in from Australia, New Jersey, Helsinki, Raleigh and met up with our Seoul-based colleagues. It was great to meet and begin to get to know one another and we reviewed our project in more detail.
We flew down to Jeju late of Friday and since arriving we have set up our work room, established our team responsibilities and prepared our interview questions for our kick off with the governor and his team tomorrow. We were fortunate to get some time to look around at the key tourist spots on the island – quite different to anything I am familiar with. The origins of Jeju are volcanic and there are remnant volcanoes throughout the island. Dry-stacked basalt walls are everywhere, with some extraordinary coastal scenery, forest tracks and lots of tourists.
Here’s our team posing at one of our stops (I think we took 35 team photos – perhaps this is a Korea obsession 🙂 ??)
So much for our preparation. Tomorrow we get moving as the real work starts.