News Archive

Want to learn more about the work of the International Polar Foundation over the years? Begin your research here, in our news archive. 

  • “Clim’actives” Prize-Winners

    “Clim’actives” Prize-Winners

    As implied by its name, "Communes Clim'actives" is an award-winning contest offering a prize to communal institutions that have shown a strong action plan for fighting the climate challenge. …

  • Networking Event Inside Class Zero Emission

    Networking Event Inside Class Zero Emission

    On Wednesday April 29th, 2009, the Flemish Government's department of Economy, Science and Innovation organized an afternoon of networking within the framework of a science communication action plan. As co-organizer …

  • Protect 7-7 in Antwerp

    Protect 7-7 in Antwerp

    Protect 7-7, a unique photography exhibition, was held on the 7th continent in January 2009. Wim Tellier, the author of this exhibit, chose the "Gedempte Zuiderdokken" in Antwerp to unfold on …

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …