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2015
  • SeptemberEstablishment of the Korea Arctic Research Consortium Secretariat
  • JanuaryEstablishment of the KOPRI Operations Center
2014
  • April 10th year foundation ceremony of the institute
  • February The Antarctic Jang-Bogo Station completion ceremony
  • January The Antarctic Jang-Bogo Station, the 1st winter research team commencement ceremony
2013
  • DecemberThe Antarctic Jang-Bogo Station began 2nd phase of the construction The 27th overwintering party was dispatched to the Antarctic King Sejong Station
  • MayKorea received status as permanent observer in the Arctic Council
  • AprilKOPRI building was inaugurated
2012
  • JulyKorea Maritime Institute of Science and Technology (KIOST) affiliated research institutes launched
2011
  • DecemberThe 25th overwintering party was dispatched to King Sejong Station
  • SeptemberGroundbreaking ceremony of the KOPRI building
  • MarchThe Arctic Science Summit Week [ASSW] in 2011
2010
  • JulyResearch icebreaker 「ARAON」 departed fot the Arctic
  • MarchThe Jang Bogo Antarctic Research Research Station was planed to bulid near Terra Nova Bay
2009
  • DecemberResearch icebeaker 「ARAON」 departed for the Arctic
  • NovemberResearch icebeaker 「ARAON」 was constructed and delivered
2008
  • JanuaryConducted the steel cutting ceremony for 「ARAON」, Korean Research Icebreaker
2007
  • JanuaryConstruction and construction supervision by the research icebreaker
2006
  • MarchKOPRI moved into the Incheon Free Economic Zone
2004
  • AprilThe Polar Sciences Laboratory was expanded to the Korea Polar Research Institute, KORDI
2002
  • JuneKorean National Committee on Polar Research (KONPOR) was established
  • AprilThe Arctic Dasan Station was inaugurated
  • AprilKorea joined the International Arctic Science Committee [IASC]
2001
  • OctoberThe Korean Arctic Science Council(KASCO) was organized
1990
  • JulyThe Polar Research Laboratory was expanded and renamed the Polar Research Center Korea acceded to SCAR as a regular member
1989
  • OctoberKorea joined the Anarctic Treaty as a consultative party
1988
  • FebruaryThe Antarctic King Sejong Station was inaugurated
  • JanuaryThe first Korea Antarctic Research Program(KAPP) team conducted a survey in the vicinity of King Sejong Station
1987
  • DecemberKorea joined the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) as an associated member, and consturuction of King Sejong Station began
  • AugustKorean National Committee on Antarctic Research (KONCAR) was organized
  • MarchPolar Research Laboratory was established at the Korea Ocean Research and Development Institute(KORDI)
1986
  • NovemberAcceded to the Antarctic Treaty as the 33rd Signatory
1985
  • MarchAcceded to the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources(CCAMLR)
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