Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


We are pleased to announce that the Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI) is now inviting colleagues of the Asian Arctic research community to participate in its 2020 Arctic expedition.

Arctic cruise for the 2020 field season will be conducted aboard IBRV Araon, and consist of four legs covering different areas of the Arctic Ocean. The “Asian Arctic Expedition on Araon” program utilizes this opportunity to provide berth to colleagues from the Asian region who are focusing on Arctic research. 

The program is open to those affiliated with an academic institution in the Asian region other than Korea. Students and researchers, as well as those who are working in the field related to the operation of icebreakers are welcome to submit their application.

Please refer to the attached documents for the details of the program. Further information and the application package can be found on our website at:

Application for the program is open until April 20, 2020 17:00 KST (GMT+9).

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