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Antarctic King Sejong Station

Introduction

Start at the end of the world

Standing proudly at the end of the world.

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  • 세상의 끝에 우뚝 서다. 세상의 끝에 우뚝 서다.
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The King Sejong Station is located on the coast of Maxwell Bay, surrounded by King George Island and Nelson Island in the South Shetland Islands, parallel to
the Antarctic Peninsula of West Antarctica.

The King Sejong Station was inaugurated in February 1988 as year-round station

Overwinter party, consisting of around 17 crew members, is on duty for the operation and maintenance of station.

In the Austral summer season, approximately 100 international researchers visit to the station to conduct various scientific research activities.

Location

62° 13' S, 58 ° 47' W
17,240km from Seoul

Address

The King Sejong Station,
King George Island, Antarctica

Phone number

+82-32-770-8570

E-mail

sejong@kopri.re.kr

Mission and Main Research Fields

  • Research Activity

    Climate change, Marine, Atmosphere, Ozone layer, Paleoclimate

  • Meteorological Observation

    Transmitting data to the World Meteorological Organization, and sharing data with the Korea Meteorological Administration, other research institutions and universities

  • Antarctic Specially Protected Area Management

    Ecosystem monitoring for Antarctic birds

Antarctic King Sejong Station
At a Glance

Korea’s First
Antarctic Research Station

Operated as
Year-ronud Station

Accommodation Capacity

Up to 87

Building Space

5,290

Distance from Korea

17,240

Observed Temperature

Average Temperature :-1.8

Coldest Temperature :-25.6