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  • BELARE 2007-2008: a comfortable Base Camp

    BELARE 2007-2008: a comfortable Base Camp

    Four new team members have reached Utsteinen Base Camp: Gaëlle, Toto, Daniel and Francis. Twenty-four people are now on site, bringing the team to a fully operational number …

  • BELARE 2007-2008 Take Off

    BELARE 2007-2008 Take Off

    On October 15th, the new BELARE (Belgian Antarctic Expedition) team gathered in Brussels for an informative meeting at the Belgian Military Hospital. BELARE 2007-2008 will build the new Belgian research …

  • Science and Technology at XPO2Pi

    Science and Technology at XPO2Pi

    From October 5th 2007 to January 6th 2008, the Royal Museum of Art and History in Brussels opens its doors to the XPO2PI exposition. This event celebrates the 50th anniversary of …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: Summary of Activities

    BELARE 2007-2008: Summary of Activities

    In our last report, it was mentioned that all the containers had been recovered from Breid Bay and that the camp site was slowly filling up with equipment. The building …

  • BELARE 2007-2008: First Progress in Utsteinen

    BELARE 2007-2008: First Progress in Utsteinen

    A first report was received from Alain Hubert and the building team in Antarctica. Twenty-one people are now on site, working away on the wind turbines and getting started on …

  • New Book Signed Alain Hubert

    New Book Signed Alain Hubert

    Alain Hubert has just published his fifth book, entitled "L'Appel des glaces". Inspired by his latest expedition, "The Arctic Arc", Alain Hubert tells the story of his trip through a …

  • Princess Elisabeth Station Leaves Brussels

    Princess Elisabeth Station Leaves Brussels

    Wednesday October 24th, the 80 containers carrying the Princess Elisabeth Station were loaded on to the Icelandic Samskip barge at the Port of Brussels. Under a polar wind blowing in from …

  • DAMOCLES: Back On Its Ice Track - Part 2

    DAMOCLES: Back On Its Ice Track - Part 2

    Over the 5-day period during which DAMOCLES was exhibited at ESRIN/ESA, more than 500 people visited the exhibition. DAMOCLES is now getting ready for its next stop: the Snow & …