Jang Bogo Station

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Jang Bogo Station
Hangul 장보고과학기지
Hanja 張保皐科學基地
Revised Romanization Jangbogo Gwahak Giji
McCune–Reischauer Changpoko 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. There is no airport or runway at Terra Nova 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.

See also[edit]

  • King Sejong Station, the first South Korean research mission in Antarctica, completed in 1988.


  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.

Coordinates: 74°36′55″S 164°12′03″E / 74.61528°S 164.20083°E / -74.61528; 164.20083