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King Sejong Station

King Sejong Station
Hangul 세종과학기지
Hanja 世宗科學基地
Revised Romanization Sejong Gwahak Giji[1]
McCune–Reischauer Sejong Kwahak Kiji

The King Sejong Station () is a research station for the Global Sea-level Observing System, the International Seismological Center, and the Intermagnet Project.

The station is usually re-supplied yearly by the RV Onnuri and more frequently by planes flying from Jubany in Argentina and the Chilean Eduardo Frei Base.[2]

The RV Araon was commissioned in 2009, and she is planned to supply South Korea's research stations, including the proposed Jang Bogo Station.[3]


  • Research 1
  • In popular culture 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


The primary research that is conducted at the King Sejong Station:[4]

In popular culture

The station is used as a basis for the major tournament map King Sejong Station LE in the game of StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm, a game that is very popular amongst South Koreans.


  1. ^ The Korean name means Sejong Science Base literally. Its shorten name is Sejong Giji (literally, Sejong Base).
  2. ^
  3. ^ Yonn Gong (2010-01-12). "S. Korean icebreaker begins first Antarctic voyage".  
  4. ^ "Stations and Bases - King Sejong".  

External links

  • Official website of the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI)
  • Introduction of the King Sejong Station in the Official website of KOPRI
  • COMNAP Antarctic Facilities
  • COMNAP Antarctic Facilities Map
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