Last week, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica team warmly welcomed four Japanese scientists from Japan's 55th Antarctic expedition (JARE-55) to Utsteinen. Several Japanese scientists working on long-term resarch ...
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.
On December 1st, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica participated in “Antarctica Day” in celebration of Antarctic Treaty’s signature. Fifty kids from around the world sent us flags they ...
This week, at a ceremony in Fleurus, Belgium, Komatsu Europe International presented the International Polar Foundation with a state of the art HB215LC-1 hybrid excavator, which will go into ...
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The first scientists arrived at the station last week and our job as Antarctic operator is to support them in the field. One of our first mission was to go ...
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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