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UK flag Port Lockroy Station A / Goudier Island UK flag

Latitude : 64°49 S
Longitude : 63°30 W

Time : UTC -3

The station is of historic importance as the earliest example of British scientific research station in the Antarctic Peninsula region. It was established as Base-A in February 1944 by the Royal Navy during the operation Tabarin and remained occupied almost continuously until January 1962.

Initially scientific research carried out at the station was topographic survey, geology, meteorology, botany. From the 1950s the station played an important role in ionospheric research and was a key monitoring site during the International Polar Year 1957.

In 1996 the base was restored then opened to visitors during the Antarctic summer.


Credits : Information by British Antarctic Survey. Pictures by Mehdi Escoffier F5PFP, Jean-Pierre Hubert ON7ZM, ... .
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