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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's going on.

  • Bernard Polet in Antarctica - © International Polar Foundation

    in Interviews

    An Interview with Bernard Polet

    Bernard Polet is a self-employed plumber. He spent four months working at Utsteinen on a variety of projects that included a wide variety of tasks, including erecting the wind turbines,…

  • Logos of Station Sponsors on Station - Copyright: International Polar Foundation - © International Polar Foundation

    in Management

    Antarctica Society: First Meeting

    The Antarctica Society was hosted on Tuesday 15th April by Umicore, a Founding partner of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station. The Antarctica Society offers a closed-door meeting space between members…

  • Bernard Polet, Sabine Laruelle, Alain Hubert, Johan Berte - © International Polar Foundation

    in Infrastructure

    Press Conference: First Phase Down

    An international press conference was held on Tuesday, March 11, at the International Polar Foundation (IPF), in the presence of Belgian federal minister Sabine Laruelle in charge of Economy, Independent workers…

  • Alain Hubert and Bernard Polet in Zaventem - © International Polar Foundation

    in Logistics

    A Delayed Arrival in Brussels

    The last members of the BELARE 2007-2008 team arrived in Brussels around 13h30 today. There were orgignally meant to arrive around 8 in the morning. However, the bad weather caused their…

  • Alain Hubert Marks the End of the 1st Phase - Copyright: International Polar Foundation - © International Polar Foundation

    in Daily Life

    The Delicious Taste of the Last Drop

    All marathon runners know it well: the last few miles of the race are not very difficult however they are the most intense. Seeing that the first summer season is…

  • Station in the sun - © International Polar Foundation

    in Daily Life

    Uststeinen Basecamp is emptying

    The weather is still very good but colder, with temperatures varying between -15 during the day and -22 to -26 at night, and no wind. The traverse left this morning…