Title : Completion of Korea Antarctic Science Research Station
Stamp Serial#
1525 
KPC#
C-1155 
MICHEL#
1549 
StanGib#
1823 
Scott#
1506A 
Date of Issue
02/16/1988 
Quantity
3,000,000 
Denomination
80 won 
Design
Korea Science Research Station and Antarctica 
Designer
Chun Hee-han 
Image Area
23mm*33mm 
Perforation
13 
Sheet Composition
Sheet of 20(4*5) 
Paper
White Unwatermarked
Print
Korea Security Printing and Minting Corporation 
Description
The Korean Antarctic Science Reasearch Station has been built on King George, an island to the northwest of Antarctica, making us the 17th country that has such a station in or near Antarctica, the last frontier believed to be unlimited in natural resources.

On King George, there had been seven research stations, established by Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Poland, China, the Soviet Union, and Brazil. The Korean station was completed on Feb. 16, 1988. The island now has such stations. Spreading out a 1,386 sq meter area, the Korean station consists of eight structures, all assembled with prefabricated parts 1.5 meters above the ground.

The significance of our research station in Antarctica, is to be found not only in scientific exploration of the region, being made possible, but also in the fact that it will enable us to participate in a joint search for unlimited mineral and marine resources, such as petroleum, and krill.

The Ministry of Communications issues this postage stamp in commemoration of the historic completion and opening of our Antarctic Science Research Station.