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Korea to participate in Antarctic inspection team

Science 08:48 February 15, 2019

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.

Antarctic facilities to be inspected are marked in this photo of a map provided by oceans and foreign ministries on Feb. 15, 2019. (Yonhap)


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