ECARE

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Ruperto Elichiribehety Station
Antarctic base
Estación Científica Antártica Ruperto Elichiribehety
Ruperto Elichiribehety Station is the building atop on the left
Ruperto Elichiribehety Station is the building atop on the left
Nickname(s): ECARE
Location of Ruperto Elichiribehety Station in Antarctica
Location of Ruperto Elichiribehety Station in Antarctica
Ruperto Elichiribehety Station
Location of Ruperto Elichiribehety Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 63°24′09″S 56°59′28″W / 63.40250°S 56.99111°W / -63.40250; -56.99111Coordinates: 63°24′09″S 56°59′28″W / 63.40250°S 56.99111°W / -63.40250; -56.99111
Country  Uruguay
Location in Antarctica Hope Bay
Trinity Peninsula
Administered by Uruguayan Antarctic Institute
Established December 1997 (1997-12)
Population
 • Total 7
Type Seasonal
Period Summer
Status Operational


ECARE, Spanish-language acronym for Estación Científica Antártica Ruperto Elichiribehety, is a Uruguayan summer station established by the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute on Dec 22nd, 1997 in the Antarctic Peninsula.

ECARE is located in Hut Cove, South East of Hope Bay in the North East part of the Antarctica Peninsula (63°24′09″S 56°59′28″W / 63.40250°S 56.99111°W / -63.40250; -56.99111) next to the Argentinian Esperanza Base. The Station can accommodate 7 people, and it is dedicated to support scientific projects in the surrender areas. It was a former British station, known as Trinity House.

It's named in honor of Ruperto Elichiribehety, Uruguayan Navy Lieutenant who in 1916 led the Uruguayan Expedition attempting to rescue the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition[citation needed] lost in Elephant Island.

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