Since the departure of the VIPs from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica more than two weeks ago, the BELARE team has been busy preparing for the arrival of the cargo ship,…
Princess Elisabeth Antarctica
For decades, Antarctica has been the home of science and an example for preservation governance. The International Polar Foundation heralded the return of Belgium on the continent with the first ever “zero emission” station: Princess Elisabeth Antarctica.
A peak in the Sør Rondane Mountains now bears the name of Professor Tony Van Autenboer, a geologist and leader of many Belgian geological research expeditions between 1958…
Over three days last week, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica welcomed a number of VIPs, including South African Minister for Environment, Barbara Creecy and her civil engineer colleague in charge of…
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In December 2021, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the world's first zero-emission research station, welcomed a team from Venturi who were testing the first electric vehicle with caterpillar treads in Antarctica.
While waiting for the boat to arrive with the componetns of the new water treatment system and supplies, the BELARE has been keeping busy with various tasks, from making upgrades…
One Project, Multiple dimensions
Concept & Design
The design of the Princess Elisabeth Station goes well beyond the package. Every aspect of the station was worked and re-worked to minimize energy and material loss while optimizing performance and space.
Two seasons of building were needed for the Princess Elisabeth Station to become entirely operational and welcome its first scientists. From 2004 onwards, follow the history of the station as it unfolds.
Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is a puzzle that took existing parts and reassembled them in an innovative way. As a prototype, the station is subjected to perpetual improvements to its efficiency, autonomy, and equipments.
A new station in a vastly unexplored region of Antarctica, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica provides scientists with a wide variety of research environments and the necessary support to conduct their research in the best conditions.