In 2006 the Korean government announced a plan to build a new research station in the Antarctic in order to enhance scientific capabilities of Korea and promote collaboration for the development of Antarctic sciences. Aided by Australia, Italy, New Zealand, Russia and the U.S.A. for consultation and transport support, Korean scientists had visited 10 candidate places and choose two key areas for the station according to scientific interest: Cape Burks in Marie Byrd Land and Terra Nova Bay in Northern Victoria Land. Intensive field survey was conducted by 22 scientists, onboard ARAON, the new Korean icebreaker, from January 12th to February 18th in 2010 in two key areas. All the activities were carried out under the IEE arranged before the expedition. According to a study thoroughly conducted by the Korean team, Terra Nova Bay (74° 37´S, 164° 12´E) is considered the most suited for the station. The exact location was advised to avoid serious environmental disturbances.
Enhance scientific capabilities of Korea and promote collaboration with other Parties by installing a new station in the Antarctic
Project Period : 2006. 6 ~ 2014. 6
Total Budget : 106,675 million won
(Unit : million won)
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