Juan Carlos I Antarctic Base

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Juan Carlos I Station

Base Antártica Española Juan Carlos Primero
The all-new facilities of Juan Carlos I Base in 2011.
The all-new facilities of Juan Carlos I Base in 2011.
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Location of Juan Carlos I Station in Antarctica
Location of Juan Carlos I Station in Antarctica
Juan Carlos I Station
Location of Juan Carlos I Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 62°39′47″S 60°23′17″W / 62.663138°S 60.387992°W / -62.663138; -60.387992Coordinates: 62°39′47″S 60°23′17″W / 62.663138°S 60.387992°W / -62.663138; -60.387992
Country Spain
Location in AntarcticaHurd Peninsula
Livingston Island
South Shetland Islands
Administered bySpanish National Research Council
Established1989 (1989)
Named forJuan Carlos I
Elevation
12 m (39 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 50
TypeSeasonal
PeriodSummer
StatusOperational
WebsiteConsejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Juan Carlos I Antarctic Base, named after the king of Spain, Juan Carlos I (Spanish: Base Antártica Española Juan Carlos Primero), is a seasonal (November to March) scientific station operated by Spain, opened in January 1988. Situated on Hurd Peninsula, Livingston Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica.

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The base is located at 62°39′46″S 60°23′20″W / 62.66278°S 60.38889°W / -62.66278; -60.38889 which is on the coast of Española Cove, South Bay, in the northern foothills of Mount Reina Sofía, and 2.7 km south-southwest of the Bulgarian base St. Kliment Ohridski. The two bases are linked by a 5.5 km overland route via Johnsons Glacier, Charrua Gap, Contell Glacier and Krum Rock.

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Maps[edit]

  • Isla Livingston: Península Hurd. Mapa topográfico de escala 1:25000. Madrid: Servicio Geográfico del Ejército, 1991. (Map reproduced on p. 16 of the linked work)
  • L .L. Ivanov et al. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich Island, South Shetland Islands. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Sofia: Antarctic Place-names Commission of Bulgaria, 2005.
  • L. L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands. Scale 1:120000 topographic map. Troyan: Manfred Wörner Foundation.
  • Antarctic Digital Database (ADD). Scale 1:250000 topographic map of Antarctica. Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR). Since 1993, regularly upgraded and updated.
  • L.L. Ivanov. Antarctica: Livingston Island and Smith Island. Scale 1:100000 topographic map. Manfred Wörner Foundation, 2017. ISBN 978-619-90008-3-0

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