Risopatrón Base

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Risopatrón Station
Antarctic base
Location of Risopatrón Station in Antarctica
Location of Risopatrón Station in Antarctica
Risopatrón Station
Location of Risopatrón Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 62°22′42″S 59°42′03″W / 62.378333°S 59.700833°W / -62.378333; -59.700833Coordinates: 62°22′42″S 59°42′03″W / 62.378333°S 59.700833°W / -62.378333; -59.700833
Country  Chile
Location in Antarctica Robert Island
South Shetland Islands
Administered by Instituto Antártico Chileno INACH
Established 1954 (1954)
Elevation 40 m (130 ft)
 • Total
  • Up to 5
Type Seasonal
Period Summer
Status Operational
Website Refugio Luis Risopatrón INACH
Topographic map of Livingston Island, Greenwich, Robert, Snow and Smith Islands
Robert Island, shaded red, within the South Shetland Islands

Risopatrón Base, also Luis Risopatrón Base, is a small Chilean Antarctic research base in the northwest of Robert Island in the South Shetland Islands, Antarctica situated on the isthmus linking Coppermine Peninsula to Alfatar Peninsula and bounded by Carlota Cove to the north and Coppermine Cove to the south. Established as a refuge in 1949 and opened as a base in 1954, the facility supports summer research in geology, geophysics and terrestrial biology.

The base is probably named after the Chilean geographer Luis Risopatrón (1869-1930) who compiled and published a comprehensive geographical dictionary of Chile in 1924.


The base is located at 62°22′42.4″S 59°42′02.5″W / 62.378444°S 59.700694°W / -62.378444; -59.700694 which is 1.61 km southeast of Fort William, 1.63 km north-northwest of The Triplets, 11.3 km north by west of Arturo Prat Base and 8.16 km north-northeast of Maldonado Base (Bulgarian mapping in 2009.)

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