Princess Elisabeth Antarctica viewed from the sky

Press Releases

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

  • in Logistics

    Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Heads South

    Aboard the Russian ice-class cargo ship Ivan Papanin, the Princess Elisabeth polar station left Antwerp on November 6th at 2 pm local time. In total, 106 containers, 4 Prinoth tractors and 2 cranes were…

  • in Logistics

    Site Preparation Expedition

    The International Polar Foundation, in collaboration with the Belgian Defence Ministry, took on the transport of the first equipment shipment for the Belgian Antarctic Station. The Belare 2006- 2007 team in…

  • in Logistics

    Logistics Survey Expedition

    The second Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition (Belare 2005) visited the base construction site in Utsteinen Nunatak to take additional topographic and ice thickness measurements and to refurbish the Automatic Weather Station …

  • in Logistics, Infrastructure

    Site Survey Expedition

    The first Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition, BELARE 2004, took place from November 25th to December 4th. The expedition was mandated to gather a number of measurements necessary for the design and…