Ever since the first teams of scientists from the CHASE, MASS2ANT and POPE projects arrived on the first ever intercontinental flight to Perseus Airstrip on 22 November, all have…
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.
On 22 November, the new Perseus Airstrip, located just 60 km north of the Princess Elisabeth Station, welcomed its first ever intercontinental flight when an Ilyushin 76 plane carrying the first scientists of…
On the evening of 5 November, the first 12 members of the station team (including team leader Alain Hubert, field guides, engineers, mechanics, a doctor, and a cook) arrived at the Princess…
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Nicolas Bergeot from the Royal Observatory of Belgium talks about the interesting research on ice mass balance and Earth’s geomagnetic field he and his colleagues are carrying out…
On the morning of Saturday 7 December, scientists from all over the world along with the operational team at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica from the International Polar Foundation formed a human…
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.