A team of scientists working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica has recently discovered a meteorite weighing 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet, the largest such meteorite found in ...
Princess Elisabeth Antarctica
The First "Zero Emission" Polar Research Station
For decades, Antarctica has been the home of science and an example for preservation governance. The International Polar Foundation signed the return of Belgium on the continent with the first ever “zero emission” station: Princess Elisabeth Antarctica.
An international team of scientists working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica recently discovered a meteorite weighing a massive 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet, the largest such meteorite ...
Freshly returned from the Antarctic Winter, to the cold Belgian spring, glaciologists Frank Pattyn and Reinhard Drews from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) tells us about their work ...
Latest Pictures & Video
Here's a set of pictures of the team of SAMBA scientists working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, who recently discovered a meteorite weighing 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet, ...
One Project, Multiple Dimensions
Various seasons of planning and 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.
Although not relying on any "new" technologies to function, the 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 constant evolution and perpetual improvements to its efficiency, autonomy, and equipments.
The Princess Elisabeth Station located in a little explored area of the continent. A new station in a vastly unexplored region, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica provides scientists with the necessary support to conduct their research in the best conditions possible.
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