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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.

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    in Daily Life

    Belgium Back on Air in Antarctica

    After nearly 44 years of silence on the Belgian side of the radio, activity has started again from the Princess Elisabeth Station at Utsteinen. Karel Moerman has been able to establish…

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    in Daily Life

    Entering the Home Stretch

    The first Ilyushin flight of the year on the D5 was delayed due to bad weather. The new group, bringing in Johan and the technical relay, the scientific teams (BELDIVA,…

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    in Daily Life

    Facing the Elements

    4th January 2010 - Steven Goderis looks worried. We are leaving him behind, and who knows what awaits him in the surreal world into which he finds himself. We give him…

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    in Science

    Base Camp for JARE 51

    1st January 2010 - We don't really have the feeling that the New Year has started. We did not get to see the sun, since it remained hidden behind a thick…

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    in Daily Life

    Caught in a Whiteout near Balchen

    The BELARE-JARE expedition is now fully underway. But unfortunately we're stuck somewhere near Balchen, and standard Japanese field protocol says we can't drive any further. We're caught in a whiteout…

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    in Daily Life

    First Traverse to the Coast

    Utsteinen, December 6th, 2009 - On Thursday, Alain, René, Kristof and I headed to Crown Bay and Breid Bay to do some reconnaissance and prepare the offloading area. We left…