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Port Stanley Magnetic Observatory

Photo of the Huts at Port Stanley Observatory

Installing environmental monitoring at Port Stanley Observatory

Map of the Falkland Islands

The Falklands Islands magnetic observatory is situated on top of Sapper Hill, 2km south-west of Port Stanley.

The observatory was installed by the British Geological Survey with financial support from a consortium of oil companies and became operational in February 1994.

Port Stanley magnetic observatory is part of the INTERMAGNET network.


Geographic Coordinates:

51.704° S 302.107° E

Geomagnetic Coordinates:

42.309° S 012.349° E


130m above mean sea level

Geomagnetic coordinates are approximations calculated using the 12th generation IGRF at epoch 2015.5.