Conference in Lausanne - © International Polar Foundation

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Station’s Scientific Opportunities are Presented in Lausanne

Thursday, June 9th 2008, the International Polar Foundation (IPF) was in Switzerland to give a presentation on the Princess Elisabeth station at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The objective of this meeting was to inform the attendants about the possible research opportunities and scientific collaborations which could be set up at the new station.

Alain Hubert, Johan Berte and Nighat Amin, respectively project director, manager and program administrator, detailed the station's research facilities and the logistical aspects for performing research there. They informed the international scientists about confirmed research initiatives and collaborations at the station and encouraged new projects to be submitted. Several professors also gave talks about new existing research projects in polar science, modelling, and monitoring programs.

The outcome of this initiative was very positive: "We saw that there were a lot of international research opportunities and scientific possibilities to be carried out at the station," says Johan Berte. Given that most stations are located either on the high plateau or at sea level, the Princess Elisabeth station offers, amongst other advantages, a particularly interesting location for the polar scientific community.

Author: IPF

Picture: Conference in Lausanne - © International Polar Foundation

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