Maldonado Base

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Maldonado Station
Pedro Vincente Maldonado
Location of Maldonado Station in Antarctica
Location of Maldonado Station in Antarctica
Maldonado Station
Location of Maldonado Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 62°26′57″S 59°44′29″W / 62.449056°S 59.741389°W / -62.449056; -59.741389Coordinates: 62°26′57″S 59°44′29″W / 62.449056°S 59.741389°W / -62.449056; -59.741389
Country Ecuador
Location in AntarcticaGreenwich Island
South Shetland Islands
Antarctica
Administered byInstituto Antártico Ecuatoriano INAE
EstablishedJanuary 1990 (1990-01)
Elevation
10 m (30 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 22
TypeSeasonal
PeriodSummer
StatusOperational
WebsiteInstituto Antartico Ecuatoriano
Maldonado Range Front[1]
Maldonado Range Front[1] is located in Antarctica
Maldonado Range Front[1]
Maldonado Range Front[1]
LocationMaldonado Base
Greenwich Island
South Shetland Islands
Antarctica
Coordinates62°26′44″S 59°44′17″W / 62.445692°S 59.737988°W / -62.445692; -59.737988
Year first constructedn/a
Markings / patternwhite beacon, yellow topmark, black band[1]
Focal height9 metres (30 ft)[1]
Light sourcesolar power
Range6 nautical miles (11 km; 6.9 mi)[1]
CharacteristicFl W 4s.[1]
Admiralty numberG1383.5[1]
NGA number2733[1]
Managing agentInstituto Antartico Ecuatoriano Edit this on Wikidata

Maldonado Base, also Pedro Vicente Maldonado Base, is the Ecuadorian Antarctic research base situated at Guayaquil Bay, Greenwich Island. It is located in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica. It opened in 1990. The area was visited by early 19th century sealers operating from nearby Clothier Harbour.

The base is named after the Spanish-American astronomer, topographer, and geographer Pedro Vicente Maldonado (1704–1748) born in Riobamba, present Ecuador.

Location[edit]

The base is located at 62°26′57″S 59°44′29″W / 62.449056°S 59.741389°W / -62.449056; -59.741389 which is 560 m south-southwest of Orión Point, 990 m southwest of Spark Point, 1.16 km north-northwest of Serrano Point and 2.56 km east-southeast of Agüedo Point (detailed Ecuadorian mapping in 2007, Bulgarian mapping in 2005 and 2009).

Maps[edit]

  • 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, 2010. ISBN 978-954-92032-9-5 (First edition 2009. ISBN 978-954-92032-6-4)

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External links[edit]

Location of Greenwich Island in the South Shetland Islands.
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands.