Taking pictures and filming on the ice


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.

  • 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,…

  • 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…

  • 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...

  • Antarctic Ice Explained

    in Science, Education

    Antarctic Ice Explained

    Dr. Katherine Leonard and Alain Hubert give you the 101 about antarctic ice. Discover the differences between sea ice and ice-shelves and their influence on sea levels.

  • Animals of Antarctica

    in Science

    Animals of Antarctica

    During their scientific expedition to the coast, Katherine Leonard and Alain Hubert shared some interesting anecdotes on their encounters with the locals.

  • Join the Meteorites Team on the Plateau

    in Science, Logistics

    Join the Meteorites Team on the Plateau

    Led by an expedition team from the Princess Elisabeth Station, the SAMBA crew with Steven Goderis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vinciane Debaille (Université Libre de Bruxelles), as well as…

  • Interview: Zorigto Namsaraev

    in Science

    Interview: Zorigto Namsaraev

    Zorigto Namsaraev is a microbiologist and works as a researcher-scientist at the Center for Protein Engineering at the University of Liège (Belgium). In the framework of the BELDIVA…

  • Interview: Irina Gorodetskaya

    in Science

    Interview: Irina Gorodetskaya

    Irina Gorodetskaya is a Post-doctoral Research Scientist at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium). In previous years, she was responsible for installing the instruments to be used at the Princess Elisabeth…

  • Interview: Alexander Mangold

    in Science

    Interview: Alexander Mangold

    After his first research trip at the Princess Elisabeth Station, two years ago, Alexander Mangold, of the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, is returning to Antarctica this year to install…