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Kuroshima Research Station in Kuroshima, Okinawa.

A research station is a facility that is built for the purpose of conducting scientific research.

Research station sites might include remote areas of the world, oceans, as well as outer space, such as the International Space Station.


A wooden Bothnian Bay Research Station of the University of Oulu in Marjaniemi, Hailuoto, Finland

Some research stations are located in the Arctic, such as the Northeast Science Station,[1] McGill Arctic Research Station[2] and Himadri Station.[3] Some stations in the Arctic are manned drifting ice stations, built on the ice of the high latitudes of the Arctic Ocean.[4]

Many nations also have research stations located in Antarctica; Showa Station, Halley and Troll are examples.

There are also various research stations doing field ecological research such as the Tiputini Biodiversity Station in the Ecuadorian Amazon, Comoé National Park Research Station in the Savannas of North-eastern Côte d'Ivoire or the Gombe Research Station in Tanzania, where famous chimpanzee research was conducted by Jane Goodall.

See also


  1. ^ BBC news report
  2. ^ McGill Arctic Research Station|McGill Arctic Research Station (M.A.R.S.). Dale T. Anderson, Centre for the study of life in the universe. Retrieved April 11, 2015
  3. ^ Stensdal, Iselin (2013). "Asian Arctic Research 2005-2012:" (PDF). Fridtjof Nansen Institute. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  4. ^ "North Pole drifting stations (1930s-1980s)". Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. Retrieved April 30, 2009.

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