Aboa (research station)

Aboa Station
Aboa Station
Aboa Station
Etymology: Latin name of Turku
Location of Aboa Station in Antarctica
Location of Aboa Station in Antarctica
Aboa Station
Location of Aboa Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 73°02′32″S 13°24′26″W / 73.042283°S 13.407350°W / -73.042283; -13.407350
Country  Finland
Location in Antarctica Princess Martha Coast
Queen Maud Land
Administered by Finnish Antarctic Research Program
Established 1988 (1988)
 • Total 12 (summer only)
Type Seasonal
Period Summer
Status Operational

Aboa (from the Latin name of Turku) is a seasonal Finnish research station in Antarctica, located in Queen Maud Land, about 130 kilometres (81 mi) from the coast, on a nunatak called Basen in the Vestfjella Mountains.

Facilities and purpose

Opened in 1988, the station was designed and built by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, and funded by the Finnish Ministry of Trade and Industry (now part of the Finnish Ministry of Employment and the Economy).[1]

The station is used in the Antarctic summer only. Currently the station has living and work space for expeditions of 15 people, and allows temporary living space for up to 21 people.[1]

The Swedish station Wasa is located only 200 metres (660 ft) away. Together, Aboa and Wasa form the Nordenskiöld Base and the two stations work in close cooperation.[2]

This article includes material from Finnish Wikipedia article Aboa (asema), revision as of 2009-03-02.

See also


  1. ^ a b "Aboa research station", Finnish Antarctic Research Program (FINNARP)
  2. ^ "Research Stations" Archived May 15, 2011, at the Wayback Machine, Swedish Polar Research Secretariat