Polar Research Institute of China

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The Polar Research Institute of China (simplified Chinese: 中国极地研究中心; traditional Chinese: 中國極地研究中心; pinyin: Zhōngguó Jídì Yánjiū Zhōngxīn) (PRIC) is the main Chinese research institute for the study of the Earth's polar regions. It is based in Shanghai, China.

The Institute manages four polar research stations (three in Antarctica and one in the Arctic), as well as the icebreaking research vessel Xuě Lóng.[1]

Stations[edit]

Station Location Date of Establishment Accommodation
Antarctic Great Wall Station King George Island, west Antarctica 10 February 1985[2] 80 summer, 40 winter
Antarctic Zhongshan Station Larsemann Hills, east Antarctica 26 January 1989[3] 60 summer, 25 winter
Arctic Yellow River Station Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway 28 July 2004[4] staffed: December 11, 2003 through February 25, 2004
Antarctic Kunlun Station Dome Argus, east Antarctica 27 January 2009 24 summer
Antarctic Taishan Station Princess Elizabeth Land, east Antarctica 8 February 2014 20 summer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/V Xuelong". Polar Research Institute of China. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Antarctic Great Wall Station". Polar Research Institute of China. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Antarctic Zhongshan Station". Polar Research Institute of China. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Arctic Yellow River Station". Polar Research Institute of China. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 

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