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The Asian Forum for Polar Sciences

The Asian Forum for Polar Sciences (AFoPS) is a non-governmental organization established in 2004
to encourage and facilitate cooperation for the advance of polar sciences among countries
in the Asian region.

The Forum consists of its 6 Members, national polar research institutions representing China, Japan, South Korea, India, Malaysia and Thailand. AFoPS also has 4 observers: Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam.

Dr. Takuji Nakamura, Director-General of National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR) , serves as the Chair of AFoPS for 2019-2020.