Jang Bogo Station

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Jang Bogo Station
South Korean Jang Bogo Station seen from a ridge south of it in January 2017
South Korean Jang Bogo Station seen from a ridge south of it in January 2017
Location of Jang Bogo Station in Antarctica
Location of Jang Bogo Station in Antarctica
Jang Bogo Station
Location of Jang Bogo Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 74°37′26″S 164°13′44″E / 74.624015°S 164.228815°E / -74.624015; 164.228815Coordinates: 74°37′26″S 164°13′44″E / 74.624015°S 164.228815°E / -74.624015; 164.228815
Country South Korea
Location in AntarcticaTerra Nova Bay
Ross Sea
Administered byKorea Polar Research Institute
EstablishedFebruary 2014 (2014-02)
Elevation
36 m (118 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Summer: 60
  • Winter: 15
TypeAll-year round
PeriodAnnual
StatusOperational
WebsiteKorea Polar Research Institute
Jang Bogo Station
Hangul
장보고과학기지
Hanja
張保皐科學基地
Revised RomanizationJangbogo Gwahak Giji
McCune–ReischauerChangpoko Kwahak Kiji

The Jang Bogo Station in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica is a permanent South Korean research station. It is the second base of South Korean Antarctic research mission (after King Sejong Station), and the first that is located in mainland Antarctica. Completed in February 2014,[1] the station houses 15 people in winter and 60 in summer in a 4000 square-metre building with three wings, and is one of the larger permanent bases in Antarctica.

The base, named after an eighth-century maritime ruler of Korea, is located in the Ross Dependency and near the Zucchelli Station of Italy. It is built by Hyundai Engineering and Construction, with material shipped from Busan to Lyttelton, New Zealand for transfer to the new Korean icebreaker, the RS Araon. For the aeronautic operations like personnel or cargo, they are supported by the Italian Antarctic Program with the ice runway operated by Zucchelli Station in the Tethys Bay.

Jang Bogo Station opened on 12 February 2014.[2][3] A dedication ceremony was held for it by the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.

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  1. ^ "donga.com[English donga]". donga.com. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  2. ^ "Korea strengthens international relations for Antarctic season". Retrieved October 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Kim, Seunguk (2014-02-12). '두 번째 남극 기지' 장보고과학기지 준공(종합) [Open the Jang Bogo Station, ‘second station in Antarctica’ (Roundup)]. Yonhap News (in Korean). Jang Bogo Station & King Sejong Station: Yonhap News. Retrieved 2014-02-12.
  • Antarctic oil sets up cold war by Michael Field in the Sunday Star-Times (New Zealand) of 18 September 2011, page A13.