Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

News from Antarctica

Interested in what's happening down at Princess Elisabeth? News from the field are posted here regularily to keep you updated about what is going on during the various seasons.

  • Denis Lombardi preparing to install a seismometer during a field expedition. - International Polar Foundation

    in Science

    Why Study Seismic Activity in Antarctica?

    Who would want to install a series of seismometers, GPS stations, and gravimeters in Antarctica and for what purpose? Denis Lombardi from the Royal Observatory of Belgium explains the objectives of the GIANT-LISSA research project and gives an update ...

  • Komastsu digger atop the ice shelf while we say goodbye to the Mary Arctica - International Polar Foundation / Alain Hubert

    in Logistics

    Shipping Directly to the Ice Shelf

    Despite the difficult sea ice conditions off the coast of Antarctica and our supply ship having to unload 150 km further away from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station than expected, the team has managed to unload the equivalent of five ...

  • The Princess Elisabeth team camping in the field close to the coast. - International Polar Foundation

    in Logistics

    Sea ice creates challenges for the Princess Elisabeth team

    While on their field expedition to help Denis Lombardi from the Royal Observatory of Belgium install several seismometers, Alain and six others took advantage of the trip away from the station to do some reconnaissance work to find an ideal ...

  • Alexander Mangold servicing his instruments on the roof - International Polar Foundation / Alain Hubert

    in Science

    Antarctica’s aerosol man

    For the fifth time and the fourth consecutive year, Alexander Mangold, a 42 year-old German researcher at the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, returned to see the Princess Elisabeth station and his precious instruments.

  • Reinhard Drews and Lionel Favier from the BeWise project take a profile of the ice shelf using ground penetrating radar - International Polar Foundation

    in Science, Interviews

    The BeWise project’s highly successful second season

    Having returned from his second trip to Antarctica to conduct research for the BeWise project funded by the InBev Baillet-Latour Fellowship, Dr. Reinhard Drews from the Glaciology Laboratory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in Belgium reports ...

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