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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 is going on during the various seasons.

  • International Polar Foundation - © International Polar Foundation

    in Science

    Research at Princess Elisabeth Station: HYDRANT

    HYDRANT (HYDRologic system of ANTarctica) is a project designed by Prof. Nicole van Lipzig from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KUL) which aims to investigate the atmospheric part of the Antarctic…

  • International Polar Foundation - © International Polar Foundation

    in Science

    BELISSIMA Expedition

    The first scientific team to carry out research at the Princess Elisabeth Station, Frank Pattyn (ULB), Jean-Louis Tison (ULB) and a team of three international glaciologists travelled close to the…

  • Ivan Papanin and Adelie Penguins - © International Polar Foundation

    in Science

    Research at Princess Elisabeth Station: CAML

    For the second year in a row, scientists and associates from the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences took part during BELARE 2008-2009 in the Census for Antarctic marine Life …

  • Sven Kerremans inside the technical core of the station - © International Polar Foundation

    in Interviews

    Interview: Sven Kerremans (Laborelec)

    At age 35, Sven Kerremans has been working at Laborelec for 3 years and with GDF SUEZ for 8. He manages a team working on the conception and analysis of electrical energy systems.…

  • Koen Verschraegen - © International Polar Foundation

    in Interviews

    Interview: Koen Verschraegen (Verhaert)

    Aged 41, Koen Verschraegen is father of 3 children. As a production manager, he has been involved in consultancy and project management for the product development company Verhaert since the 1990s. His…

  • Grégory Janssens from the Mess Tent - © International Polar Foundation

    in Interviews

    Interview: Gregory Janssens (chef)

    After training at the Namur hotel school, Grégory Janssens began a career in advertising and marketing before returning to his first love: cooking. Aged 32, he is the father…

  • Jean Chalon beside the station - © International Polar Foundation

    in Interviews

    Interview: Jean Chalon (Schneider Electric)

    Jean Chalon, born in 1961, has been a project engineer working on automated industrial systems at Schneider Electric since 1984. A rock-climbing, mountaineering and mountain hiking enthusiast, Jean has worked with some…