After our journey on the RV Araon, we finally arrived at Jang Bogo Station on December 9. Terra Nova Bay and the surrounding area is magnificent, and it is easy to see why KOPRI (Korea Polar Research Institute) has chosen this site.
After an initial site survey and assessment of the installation plan, we began work.
Given the magnitude of the project and the difficulties working in Antarctica, it was understood from the beginning that we would have a very tight schedule. In addition to the terrain and weather, we had to adjust to living on a Korean base. The unfamiliar diet, language barriers, and the customs of our hosts, all provided challenges.
Despite these challenges, being given the resources we needed, work began to move along quickly.