Captain Arturo Prat Base


Captain Arturo Prat Base
Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Arturo Prat Base from English Strait, with Rousseau Peak and Fuerza Aérea Glacier in the background.

Captain Arturo Prat Base is a Chilean Antarctic research base located at Iquique Cove, Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. Opened February 6, 1947, 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 Capt. Arturo Prat, a Chilean naval officer.

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Official website Chilean antarctic Institute Official website Chilean Navy

Coordinates: 62°28′45″S 59°39′51″W / 62.47917°S 59.66417°W / -62.47917; -59.66417


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