Now that the IceCon and Be:Wise teams have returned from their expedition to the coast, we talked to Alain Hubert to get the latest on the ...
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.
With the return of the IceCon and Be: Wise expedition from the coast, the arrival of the German scientists and their Polar 6 plane, along with the station’s technical ...
In December 2012, a team from Princess Elisabeth Antarctica made history - and caused a worldwide media frenzy - by becoming the first humans to make contact with a 9,000 strong emperor ...
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On the 14th of December, five scientists, Alain Hubert and field guide Christophe Berclaz returned to Princess Elisabeth after spending 11 days in the field, navigating treacherous crevasses The expedition ...
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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