Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

Scientific Projects

Princess Elisabeth, like all stations in Antarctica, is a scientific research facility. In this section, you will find a short presentation of all science projects conducted at the station.

  • Unmanned magnetometer at Utsteinen, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, part of the joint JARE-PEA program - Alexander Mangold

    Posted in Geology, Glaciology

    JARE: Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition

    Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is proud to host several projects under the name of the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE), which incorporates several Japanese governmental agencies cooperatively conducting research in the region.

  • The BGR team into the field - International Polar Foundation - RenĂ© Robert

    Posted in Geology

    BGR: Investigating Gondwana Formation

    The goal of the ‘Geodynamic Evolution of East Antarctica II' (GEA II) research project was to reconstruct part of the geological history of the Gondwana Supercontinent (which formed between 650 and 500 million years ago and disintegrated about 180 million years ago) ...

  • Meteorite in Antarctica - JARE 51 / IPF

    Posted in Planetary Science

    SAMBA: Collecting Meteorites in Antarctica

    The SAMBA project is the Belgian contribution to the Search for Antarctic Meteorites. The program is an initiative of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Université Libre de Bruxelles in collaboration with the Japanese Institute of Polar Research in ...

  • The BELDIVA team collecting samples from a cryoconite - International Polar Foundation

    Posted in Biology

    BELDIVA: Microbiology in Antarctica

    The BELDIVA project aims to explore the microbial diversity within a 200 km radius around the Station and observe possible future changes in their diversity due to ecosystem change and human impacts.

  • Olivier Francis at work in a scientific shelter - International Polar Foundation

    Posted in Geomorphology, Glaciology

    GIANT: Deformations of Earth’s Crust

    GIANT-LISSA is an acronym for "Geodesy for Ice in ANTarctica" and "Lithospheric and Intraplate Structure and Seismicity in Antarctica". That project intends on improving scientific knowledge about land mass changes since the last glacial period and climate-related mechanisms, but also ...

  • The sunphotometer atop the Princess Elisabeth Station - International Polar Foundation

    Posted in Meteorology

    BELATMOS: Monitoring Antarctica’s Atmosphere

    The Belgian BELATMOS project sets out to carry out observations on the composition and chemistry of the atmosphere at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. In particular, the aim is to monitor ozone and related trace gases, UV radiation and aerosol particles.