Captain Arturo Prat Base

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Prat Station
Arturo Prat Station
Base Naval Antartica Arturo Prat
Base Naval Antartica Arturo Prat
Location of Prat Station in Antarctica
Location of Prat Station in Antarctica
Prat Station
Location of Prat Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 62°28′44″S 59°39′52″W / 62.478889°S 59.664444°W / -62.478889; -59.664444Coordinates: 62°28′44″S 59°39′52″W / 62.478889°S 59.664444°W / -62.478889; -59.664444
Country  Chile
Location in Antarctica Iquique Cove
Greenwich Island
South Shetland Islands
Administered by Chilean Navy
Established 6 February 1947 (1947-02-06)
Named for Arturo Prat
 • Total
  • 8
Type All-year round
Period Annual
Status Operational
Website Base Arturo Prat INACH

Captain Arturo Prat Base is a Chilean Antarctic research station located at Iquique Cove, Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

Opened February 6, 1947 by the First Chilean Antarctic Expedition, it is the oldest Chilean Antarctic station. Until March 1, 2006, it was a base of the Chilean Navy, on which date it was handed over to the regional government of Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region. Until February 2004, it had been a permanent base. Afterwards, it had served as a summer base for ionospheric and meteorologic research. There have been plans to reopen the station for permanent occupation starting March 2008. The base is named for Captain Arturo Prat, a Chilean naval officer.

Historic sites


Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.
  • L.L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100,000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120,000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2010. ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5 (First edition 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4)
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.


See also


  1. ^ a b c d "List of Historic Sites and Monuments approved by the ATCM (2012)" (PDF). Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2012. Retrieved 2013-12-30.

External links

  • Official website Chilean antarctic Institute
  • Official website Chilean Navy
  • COMNAP Antarctic Facilities
  • COMNAP Antarctic Facilities Map
  • Map of Greenwich and Livingston Islands

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