Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

Videos

Through these small videos, we hope to give you a taste of what it is like to work and live at the Princess Elisabeth Station. We tried to cover a broad range of topics and uploaded parts of our archives to do so. We hope you'll like it.

  • GoPro Movie: 360° Antarctic Panorama

    in Daily Life

    GoPro Movie: 360° Antarctic Panorama

    Check out this cool 360 degree panoramic view of Antarctica’s incredible landscape, featuring the revolutionary zero emission Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station.

  • GoPro Movie: Clearing Antarctic Snow

    in Daily Life, Logistics

    GoPro Movie: Clearing Antarctic Snow

    In this short GoPro video, Jacques Touchette - our favourite Canadian joiner - films the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica tech team getting to grips with the annual "spring cleaning": clearing massive amounts of snow accumulated during winter, servicing ...

  • Kids drawings for Antarctica Day

    in Education

    Kids drawings for Antarctica Day

    On December 1st, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica participated in “Antarctica Day” in celebration of Antarctic Treaty’s signature. Fifty kids from around the world sent us flags they made in the hope of seeing them in Antarctica. Here ...

  • Discovering the 18kg Antarctic Meteorite

    in Science

    Discovering the 18kg Antarctic Meteorite

    Here's a video showing the discovery of a meteorite weighing 18kg on the ice sheet, by scientists working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. The discovery, which took place on January 28 2013, was the largest such find in 25 years. 

  • Emperor penguin colony discovered

    in Science, Daily Life

    Emperor penguin colony discovered

    Three members of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica team have the honour of being the first humans to have visited and photographed a newly-discovered 9,000-strong colony of emperor penguins on Antarctica’s Princess Ragnhild Coast.

  • What You Can Learn from a Seismometer

    in Science

    What You Can Learn from a Seismometer

    PEA sits in an area full of opportunities to learn more about plate tectonics, the Earth's core and the region's fascinating geological history. Join Denis Lombardi as he explains...

  • Installing VHF Antennae and Repeaters

    in Logistics

    Installing VHF Antennae and Repeaters

    In order to have communications between the station and teams in the field using VHF radio, repeaters and antennae have to be installed at critical locations (route to coast, route to plateau, airstrip). This video illustrates the installation of such ...

  • Helicopters: unloading and first flight

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    Helicopters: unloading and first flight

    Helicopters at Princess Elisabeth: a first! After the unloading, rotors are mounted and engines are checked before the first take off. One of the pilots is also explaining the conditions the machines have to face in Antarctica: ice, snow, humidity ...

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