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Kopri

History of KOPRI

Stand at the end of the world

HISTORY

Since 1978 ~

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2016

03.Opening of the Korea-Chile Cooperation Center

12.Receive Incheon of the Year Award

2015

01.Establishment of the KOPRI Situation Room

02.Multi-cultural space (library) location

09.Establishment and opening ceremony of the Korea Arctic Research Consortium Secretariat

09.Awarded for excellence in the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Korea, and selected for the 70th anniversary medal

10.Former Arctic Youth Research Group Homecoming Day

10th year foundation ceremony of the institute

2014

01.Dispatch the 1st over-winter research team to the Antarctic Jang-Bogo Station

02.Opening Ceremony for the Antarctic Jang-Bogo Station completion ceremony

04.10th year foundation ceremony of the institute

Began the 2nd phase of the Antarctic Jang-Bogo Station construction.

2013

04.Inauguration of KOPRI building

05.Korea received status as a permanent observer in the Arctic Council

12.Began the 2nd phase of the Antarctic Jang-Bogo Station construction.

Launch of the Korea Maritime Institute of Science and Technology (KIOST)as an affiliated research institute of KOPRI

2012

07.Launch of the Korea Maritime Institute of Science and Technology (KIOST)as an affiliated research institute of KOPRI

Dispatch of the 25th overwintering party to King Sejong Station

2011

03.Host the Arctic Science Summit Week 2011

09.Groundbreaking ceremony of the KOPRI

12.Dispatch of the 25th overwintering party to King Sejong Station

2010

03.Plan to build the Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Station near Terra Nova Bay

07.Departure of Research icebreaker 「ARAON」 to the Arctic

2009

11.Completed construction and launch of the research icebeaker 「ARAON」

12.Maiden Voyage of the Research icebeaker 「ARAON」 to the Antarctic

Conduct the steel cutting ceremony for 「ARAON」, the 1st Korean Research Icebreaker

2008

01.Conduct the steel cutting ceremony for 「ARAON」, the 1st Korean Research Icebreaker

2007

01.Global launch of the International Polar Year (IPY)

2006

03.Relocation of KOPRI to Incheon Free Economic Zone

Establishment of the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)

2004

04.Establishment of the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)

Establishment of the Korean National Committee on Polar Research (KONPOR)

2002

04.Inauguration of the Arctic Dasan Station

04.Korea joins the International Arctic Science Committee [IASC]

06.Establishment of the Korean National Committee on Polar Research (KONPOR)

2001

10.The foundation of the Korean Arctic Science Council(KASCO)

1990

07.The Korea Polar Research Center became independent from KIOST and renamed as the Korea Polar Research Institute . KOPRI registered as the 22nd member of SCAR

1989

10.Korea joined the Antarctic Treaty as a consultative party

Inauguration of the Antarctic King Sejong Station

1988

01.The first Korea Antarctic Research Program(KAPP) team conducted a survey in the vicinity of King Sejong Station

02.Inauguration of the Antarctic King Sejong Station

Korea joined the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) as an associated member, and began the construction of King Sejong Station

1987

03.Korea Polar Research Institute was established at the Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute(KORDI)

08.The foundation of the Korean National Committee on Antarctic Research (KONCAR)

12.Korea joined the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) as an associated member, and began the construction of King Sejong Station