The German scientists leave, and preparations are made to head to the coast to unload the supply ship, which is expected to arrive on Saturday, January 24th
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.
Since a team of scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) spotted a large circular ice structure during a geological survey flight above the King Baudouin Ice Shelf in Antarctica,…
A bad storm made its way through Utsteinen over the weekend, creating a bit of inconvenience for the station crew, but also some recreational opportunities.
Latest Pictures and Videos
A bad storm hit Utsteinen last weekend on Saturday. This video provides a quick glimpse of what a storm in Antarctica looks and feels like.
Two years ago, the entrance hall to the Princess Elisabeth station was rebuilt on flexible foundations, allowing it to cope with the movements of the ice it is built upon.…
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.