News Archive

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  • Princess Elisabeth Station at ATCM in Baltimore

    Princess Elisabeth Station at ATCM in Baltimore

    During the 32nd Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting (ATCM) and 50th anniversary celebration in Baltimore, Maryland (USA), the Belgian minister in charge of Economy and Administrative Simplification, Mr. Vincent Van Quickenborne, …

  • A Polar Metro Station in the Centre of Brussels

    A Polar Metro Station in the Centre of Brussels

    In collaboration with the International Polar Foundation, STIB / MIVB (Société des transports intercommunaux de Bruxelles / Maatschappij voor Intercommunaal Vervoer van Brussel) inaugurated a new Metro station in …

  • Opening Ceremony of Class Zero Emission

    Opening Ceremony of Class Zero Emission

    Class Zero Emission (CZE), a pedagogical workshop initiated by the International Polar Foundation (IPF) covering the themes of the Polar Regions and climate change, was officially inaugurated on 25 March 2009 at …

  • IPY Ceremony at WMO Headquarters

    IPY Ceremony at WMO Headquarters

    On February 25th, an international delegation of scientists was present at the World Meteorological Organization (WWMO) in Geneva, Switzerland, to celebrate the 4th International Polar Year (IPY) and the important …

  • Princess Elisabeth Station Celebrations

    Princess Elisabeth Station Celebrations

    The inauguration of the Princess Elisabeth Station on February 15th was a success and a dream come true. In the opening ceremony preceding the official inauguration, Alain Hubert reminded everyone …

  • IPF featured on the Kid City website of Belgacom

    IPF featured on the Kid City website of Belgacom

    Within the context of a partnership between Belgacom and the International Polar Foundation, Belgacom's educational and interactive website has integrated the IPF into the fictional town of Kid City. …

  • So Near - So Far

    So Near - So Far

    The pursuit of science in Antarctica has always been a human andlogistical challenge. Not many fields of research are as dependent on acombination of environmental conditions, human ingenuity, andlogistics. There …