Wednesday, January 09, 2008

[The Chosun Ilbo, January 8 2008] Korea to Build Second Antarctic Base

Korea is looking at possible sites for a second research base in the Antarctic. The new station is expected to be closer to the South Pole and aims to help scientists get a better understanding of global warming.

The history of the Earth is frozen into the ice of Antarctica. That's why the Korean government is planning to build a second research station on the icy continent, 20 years after establishing the King Sejong Station. The government is providing W70 billion for a new station by 2011. The Korea Polar Research Institute under the Ministry of Science launched a taskforce last year to construct the second station. The team is now surveying sites.

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