Princess Elisabeth Antarctica's systems are now in winter mode, following the team's departure on February 25, bringing to the successful 2013-2014 research season to a close.
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.
Having studied Earth’s magnetic field since the 1970s, Dr Jean Rasson from the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium (RMI) reflects on his first expedition to Antarctica, where he…
To mark five years of hard work, scientific endeavour and adventure at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, we asked Base Leader, International Polar Foundation president and polar explorer Alain Hubert to share…
Latest Pictures and Videos
Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the first Zero Emission polar research station, was officially inaugurated five years ago, on the 15th of February 2009. In this video, we look back on those five…
One of the last jobs of this 2013-2014 season at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica was to install a high-frequency antenna at the request of the Dronning Maud Lan Air Network (DROMLAN)…
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.