Antarctica – The Next Generation: Conference Registration Now Open
On September 17, the "Antarctica – The Next Generation" conference will take place in Brussels, Belgium. It will present scientific research projects carried out at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. The winner of the €150.000 InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship, awarded to young polar scientists, will also be announced.
The InBev-Baillet Latour Fellowship
In 2008, the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund and the International Polar Foundation created a new award for young scientists to facilitate the establishment of a long-term cutting-edge research programme at the Princess Elisabeth Station in Antarctica: the InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship.
The Fellowship aims to promote scientific excellence in Antarctica and underscores the crucial role polar science plays in furthering our understanding of the Earth and how it functions.
Over the past 6 years, it has allowed several scientists to carry out exciting and globally significant research in East Antarctica. This research has contributed new and important information to our knowledge of the planetary systems, the biosphere, the evolving climate and the ice shelves, as well as benefitting the study of meteorites.
The 2014 laureate will be announced live at the conference.
Speakers at the conference include past Fellowship laureates who will present their research:
- Dr. Reinhard Drews, based at the Glaciology Laboratory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)
- Dr. Steven Goderis from the Department of Geology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)
- Dr. Elie Verleyen from the Laboratory of Protistology & Aquatic Ecology at Ghent University.
Dr. Alexander Mangold from the Belgian Royal Meteorological Institute will also present his research in atmospheric science at the Princess Elisabeth research station.
The conference will provide the opportunity to:
- Find out who has been awarded the 2014 Fellowship;
- Learn about the scientific outcomes of research carried out in the Antarctic by past Fellowship laureates;
- Learn about atmospheric science research at the Princess Elisabeth Station;
- Meet the Fellowship laureates and network with researchers involved in Antarctic research;
- Discover how this Fellowship could be of interest to you and how you can apply.
The conference is open to everyone interested and the entrance is free.
For more information, including the programme and details for registration, please visit the Fellowship webpage.