King Sejong & Jang Bogo Stations
(Korea Antarctic Research Program)
King Sejong & Jang Bogo Stations - as part of the Korea Antarctic Research Program, the King Sejong Station was established in 1988, followed by the Jang Bogo Station in 2014, where Korean scientists and researchers reportedly collect various types of data (meteorological records, oceanographical parameters, etc.), and they pursue their primary goal of tracking overall changes to the natural global environment, as well as polar climate change and its impact on ecosystems.
King Sejong Station is named after King Sejong the Great (1397–1450) of the Joseon/Chosun Dynasty, and the Jang Bogo Station is named after Jang Bogo (787–846), who was a powerful maritime ruler during the Later Silla period, who controlled the Yellow Sea and dominated trade among the Silla, Japan, and Tang China.