BAE Juan Carlos I

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The Juan Carlos I Spanish Antarctic Station (SAS) managed by the CSIC, was opened in January 1988. Its objective is to support Spanish activities in Antarctica and in particular the implementation of scientific research projects coordinated by the Research Subprogram in the Antarctic of the National Program of Natural Resources.

The station is occupied only during the austral summer, from mid-November to early March, although automated records are maintained throughout the year.

It is located on the SE coast of South Bay, on the Hurd Peninsula of Livingston Island (archipelago of the South Shetland Islands), about 20 nautical miles from the Spanish station Gabriel de Castilla, located on Deception Island.