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Risopatrón Base

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


  • L.L. Ivanov. 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)


  • Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 112: Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island, South Shetland Islands. Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty.
  • ASPA 112: Coppermine Peninsula, Robert Island, South Shetland Islands. Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty.
  • J. Turner and S. Pendlebury. Greenwich, Robert and Media Luna Islands, South Shetland Islands. The International Antarctic Weather Forecasting Handbook. British Antarctic Survey.
  • Bases, refugios y campamentos. INACH en Antártica. (Spanish)

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