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Latitude : 46°25 S
Longitude : 51º51 E Logo Google Earth

Time : UTC +5

Alfred Faure above the site of Port Alfred is a permanent French scientific station on Possession Island of the Crozet Archipelago.
It is located along on the eastern side of the island. The station is situated on a plateau 143 m (460 ft) ASL.
Depending on the season, there are between 15-60 personnel working at the station. Their scientific work includes meteorological, seismic, biological and geological research.
The research station was first established during the austral summer of 1963-64. It replaced a temporary scientific station that was built in 1961. The new station was named after Alfred Faure who was the site's leader in the early 1960s.

Alfred Faure station is visited 4 times a year by the Marion Dufresne, an oceanographic research vessel which delivers supplies and rotating crews of scientists. There is a 1.6 km road that connects the research station to the coast.

Credits : Information by Michel Margaria F6DWQ. Pictures by Olivier Duriez, Mehdi Escoffier F5PFP.
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