The King Sejong Station was established and inaugurated on King George Island in February 1988, after the Republic of Korea acceded to the Antarctic Treaty in November 1986. Since then KOPRI has continued to expand its research as well as to strengthen logistic capacities to support world class science, for example a research icebreaker, Araon and the second Antarctic Station, Jang Bogo in Terra Nova Bay as a platform for conducting continental Antarctic research. KOPRI has devoted its passion and commitment to explore the uncharted field of Antarctic research for over three decades. In commemoration of the scientific dedication over the years and celebrating the 30 year anniversary of King Sejong Station, the theme of the 24th International Symposium on Polar Science will be “30 years of footsteps in Antarctica: Looking back and looking forward”.
We would like to cordially invite you to share your knowledge and understanding as well as your perspective of future outlook on Antarctic research.