Message from chair no. 7

An early response survey of Tonga Volcano using Icebreaking Research Vessel Araon was successfully conducted by Dr. Sung-Hyun Park (Korea Polar Research Institute, former member of InterRidge Steering Committee) and Professor Seung-Sep Kim (Chung Nam National University, current member of InterRidge Steering Committee). Below is the YouTube link to a documentary made by the KBS (Korean Broadcasting System). Unfortunately, the documentary is in Korean.

We thank them for their effort. Because the volcano is not far from the annual transit of the research vessel, future visits to the site may also happen. For those interested in future surveys, please contact Dr. Park ( or Prof. Kim (


Sang-Mook Lee

Chair of InterRidge

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