Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

Press Releases

Official press releases are issued for all major events and milestones in the course of the life of the Princess Elisabeth station. These are generally published in PDF format.

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    Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Celebrates Five Years of Successful Operations

    Brussels, Belgium, February 13, 2014 -- This Saturday, February 15th, the International Polar Foundation celebrates five years of successful operations since the inauguration of Antarctica’s only zero emission polar research station, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica [1]. The station’s team ...

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    Zero Emission Antarctic Base Opens After Long Winter

    Antarctica, 14 November 2013 – The International Polar Foundation [1] team led by expedition leader Alain Hubert landed tonight at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station to commence operations for the 2013-2014 four-month BELARE scientific research season. The team’s arrival was delayed ...

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    Antarctic Scientists Discover 18kg Meteorite

    Brussels, 28 February 2013 – An international team of scientists, working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, has discovered a meteorite with a mass of 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet, the largest  such meteorite found in the region ...

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    Newly discovered emperor penguin colony receives first human visitors

    Antarctica, 8 January 2013 --Three team members from Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth Antarctica polar research station are the first humans to have ever visited and photographed a newly-discovered 9,000-strong colony of emperor penguins on Antarctica’s Princess Ragnhild Coast. 

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    Season’s first scientists arrive at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

    Antarctica, 22 November 2012 –Nine scientists from Belgium, UK, Japan and Germany [1], touched down today at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica [2], to begin the Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition (BELARE) summer science season. Expedition leader Alain Hubert welcomed the new arrivals to the zero ...

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    New Director Takes Charge at Belgian Polar Secretariat

    Brussels, 16 May 2012 – The Belgian Polar Secretariat today announced the appointment of Rachid Touzani as its new director, tasked with managing Belgium’s presence in Antarctica, the iconic zero emission Princess Elisabeth Antarctica scientific research station.

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