We are all settling in nicely to life at the station as we work hard to make sure everything is in order for the arrival of the first group of…
Princess Elisabeth Antarctica
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.
The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station (PEA) is up and running for the 2021-2022 season!
It is with immense sadness that the International Polar Foundation learned of the death of friend and Expedition Medic, Jacques Richon, who fell victim to an avalanche in the Canton…
Latest Pictures and Videos
May 14th, 2021: The sun sets for the last time during the austral autumn of 2021 at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the world's first zero-emission polar research station.
During the weekend of September 24th to 26th, the BELARE team went to Chamonix, France to undergo some field training and get ot know their colleagues taking part in the…
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.