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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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Close-up at Emperor penguins - © International Polar Foundation

    in Science

    Return to the Penguins

    In December 2012, a team from Princess Elisabeth Antarctica made history - and caused a worldwide media frenzy - by becoming the first humans to make contact with a 9,000 strong emperor…

  • The Japanese Team Arrive at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica - © International Polar Foundation

    in Science

    The Japanese Team Touch Down

    Last week, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica team warmly welcomed four Japanese scientists from Japan's 55th Antarctic expedition (JARE-55) to Utsteinen. Several Japanese scientists working on long-term research…

  • Arrival of scientists at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica - © International Polar Foundation

    in Science

    The Scientists Arrive

    Our first scientists have arrived at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, to begin the four-month 2013-2014 BELARE scientific research season.