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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.

Project Goal

Enhance scientific capabilities of Korea and promote collaboration with other Parties by installing a new station in the Antarctic

Project Period and Total budget

Project Period : 2006. 6 ~ 2014. 6
Total Budget : 106,675 million won

(Unit : million won)

Project Period and Total budget
Yearly Budget 2006 ~ 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014
6,000 13,000 7,529 41,177 38,969

Future Plan

Future Plan

Site selection process

2006 ~ 2009

Site selection process

2010 field survey

2010 field survey

Criteria for site selection

Criteria for site selection

Jang Bogo to the 2nd Korean station in Antarctica

Jang Bogo to the 2nd Korean station in Antarctica

concept of Station

concept of Station

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