SEOUL, Feb. 15 (Yonhap) -- South Korea will participate in a joint Antarctic inspection team from next week, the oceans and foreign ministries announced Friday.
South Korea will form a team with Chile, Argentina and Uruguay for the Feb. 17-March 4 inspection. The last time South Korea participated in such efforts was in 1993.
Antarctic inspections, carried out under the provisions of the Antarctic Treaty, is for observing the stations facilities, vessels and aircrafts of other countries to make sure that they are complying with the terms of the treaty.
The 10-member team will look at four facilities near Livingston and Anvers Islands, then report their findings within this year to the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting.
S. Korea's space program opens new chapter with rocket engine launch, satellites
Samsung aims to overcome biz hurdles through 180 tln won investment
Naver's relinquishing of news editing first step to addressing opinion rigging concerns
(News Focus) All eyes on Samsung's stock split, impact on share value
Samsung's stock split move to make it possible for ordinary investors to buy-sell shares