Law-Racoviţă Base


Romania’s first Antarctic base, summer-only Law-Racoviţă, was originally an Australian base named for Phillip Law and established in 1986–87. It was handed over to Romania in February 2006, and the moniker Racoviţă was added to commemorate the first Romanian to visit Antarctica, explorer Emil Racoviţă, who was part of the 1897–98 Belgica expedition.