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South Korea resumes exploration in Antarctica

21.10.2021 140 просмотров

South Korean polar explorers are resuming Antarctic research interrupted by the pandemic.


The Republic of Korea is resuming research programs in Antarctica. The only icebreaker in the country, the Araon, left the port of Gwangyang on Wednesday and headed for Antarctica on a new expedition, KBS reported.

Since 2020, all South Korean research at the South Pole has been suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The current expedition is scheduled to last about six months.

Scientists from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute will investigate the impact of climate change on the South Pole near Thwaites, a disappearing glacier in Antarctica. The Republic of Korea has been studying this glacier together with other countries since 2019.

It is reported that South Korean researchers also intend to get to the so-called Dome "Ci", located 1.6 thousand km from their research station " Changbogo." If successful, South Korea will become the second country after the United States, whose polar explorers were able to overcome such a long route in Antarctica. Preparations for this expedition have been underway since 2017.

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