Four Skype calls were organised by the International Polar Foundation between schools and the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station (PEA) in the framework of celebrating Antarctica Day on December 1st.
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.
We caught up with Jacques Richon, the Swiss doctor working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica during the first half of the season. He gives us his take on how his mission ...
The team at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica have finally been able to make a bit of time in their busy schedule for a quick Skype call. Here is their summary of ...
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Among the various instruments to be installed in the field during the BELARE 2013-2014 is a new GPS station. It will be used by the IceCon project to better understand ...
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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