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Videos

Through these small videos, we hope to give you a taste of what it is like to work and live at the Princess Elisabeth Station. We tried to cover a broad range of topics and uploaded parts of our archives to do so. We hope you'll like it.

  • Installing VHF Antennae and Repeaters

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    Installing VHF Antennae and Repeaters

    In order to have communications between the station and teams in the field using VHF radio, repeaters and antennae have to be installed at critical locations (route to coast, route…

  • Helicopters: unloading and first flight

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    Helicopters: unloading and first flight

    Helicopters at Princess Elisabeth: a first! After the unloading, rotors are mounted and engines are checked before the first take off. One of the pilots is also explaining the conditions…

  • Unloading The Mary Arctica

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    Unloading The Mary Arctica

    In this short video, Alain Hubert explains the difficulties faced by the team during the unloading of the Mary Arctica in Crown Bay. 240 Tons of equipment were unloaded in just…

  • Join the Meteorites Team on the Plateau

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    Join the Meteorites Team on the Plateau

    Led by an expedition team from the Princess Elisabeth Station, the SAMBA crew with Steven Goderis (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) and Vinciane Debaille (Université Libre de Bruxelles), as well as…

  • Interview: Sanne Bosteels

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    Interview: Sanne Bosteels

    Sanne Bosteels is a field guide at the Belgian Army. As the only field guide to be sent south for the 2010-2011 season, he will be responsible for the safety…

  • Unloading the Ivan Papanin Ship

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    Unloading the Ivan Papanin Ship

    From Cape Town, South Africa, the Ivan Papanin, a Russian ship, reached the coast of Crown Bay on December 21st, 2008. Aboard the ship were building materials, technical equipment and some…

  • The Ivan Papanin arrives in Crown Bay

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    The Ivan Papanin arrives in Crown Bay

    Having departed from Cape Town, in South Africa, the Russian cargo ship Ivan Papanin reached the coast of Crown Bay on December 21st, 2008. On board were several Belgian scientists from…

  • Hauling the Equipment in From the Coast

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    Hauling the Equipment in From the Coast

    The equipment load necessary to build the station was carried to the base camp, over almost 200 km, using three "Prinoth" tractors and eight sledges. In total, it took the team 18…