Funded by the Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries, KOPRI has been carrying out a 5 year research
project by the name, “Korea-Arctic Ocean Observing System, K-AOOS”, launched in 2016 to last until
2020. This project assesses the most rapidly changing regions in the Pacific Central Arctic Ocean(CAO)
near Chukchi and East Siberian Seas, aiming to examine the changes in the atmospheric, physical-biogeochemical
marine environment that occur with changes in sea ice, as well as analyze the causes of the
environmental change of the Arctic Ocean to make prediction of future changes.