|Ruperto Elichiribehety Station|
|Estación Científica Antártica Ruperto Elichiribehety|
Ruperto Elichiribehety Station is the building atop on the left
|Location in Antarctica||
|Administered by||Uruguayan Antarctic Institute|
|Established||22 December 1997|
The Estación Científica Antártica Ruperto Elichiribehety (English: Ruperto Elichiribehety Antarctic Scientific Station; better known in English by its Spanish acronym ECARE) is a Uruguayan summer research station in Antarctica, established by the Uruguayan Antarctic Institute on December 22, 1997 on the Antarctic Peninsula.
ECARE is located in Hut Cove, southeast of Hope Bay in the northeastern part of the Antarctic Peninsula, next to the Argentinian Esperanza Base. The Station can accommodate seven people, and it is dedicated to support scientific projects in the surrounding area. It was formerly a British Station D, known as Trinity House.[further explanation needed]
The station is named in honour of Ruperto Elichiribehety, a Uruguayan Navy Lieutenant who, in 1916, led the Uruguayan Expedition attempting to rescue the Shackleton-Rowett Expedition that was lost on Elephant Island.
- The 2007 ROU 4 Artigas, Uruguayan ship supporting ECARE
- A Cristy Trembly report on her visit to Artigas and ECARE bases in 2000.
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