• 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 …

  • Princess Elisabeth Exhibition at the Water Museum in Flanders

    Princess Elisabeth Exhibition at the Water Museum in Flanders

    During the Christmas vacation and holiday season, Hidrodoe, the Water Museum in Flanders, held a special exhibition on the Princess Elisabeth Station. First zero emission research station in Antarctica, the …

  • 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 …

  • Contest: Draw your Own “Zero Emission” Station and Send your Drawing to Antarctica

    Contest: Draw your Own “Zero Emission” Station and Send your Drawing to Antarctica

    Here is an opportunity not to miss: a nation-wide drawing contest has just been launched in Belgium! This contest could lead to your drawing being sent to Antarctica for the …

  • Panini Album on the Polar Regions

    Panini Album on the Polar Regions

    The International Polar Foundation has signed a partnership with Panini to issue a sticker album for 8 to 12 year olds on the Polar Regions from February to April 2009. After having organized …

  • A Success for the International Meteorological Forum in Brussels

    A Success for the International Meteorological Forum in Brussels

    The 5th Edition of the International Meteorological Forum (3-9 November 2008) was organised for the first time outside of France. Inside the prestigious Atomium of Brussels, in Belgium, the event attracted 11% …

  • A City of Sciences

    A City of Sciences

    The European City of Science was held within the context of the French presidency to the European Union. Organized by the French Ministry of Education and Research, the European City …

  • Science Teachers’ Conference

    Science Teachers’ Conference

    The fourteenth edition of the Flemish Science Teachers' Conference was held on November 15th in Gent. Sandra Vanhove, Science Education Manager at the International Polar Foundation, attended the event to …

  • Sixth Continent Initiative Fellowship Awarded to Hungarian

    Sixth Continent Initiative Fellowship Awarded to Hungarian

    The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) -Sixth Continent Initiative fellowship 2008 award has just been granted to the Hungarian Ramón Hegedüs. The marine environment around Antarctica …

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