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. 

  • 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, …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • First BELARE 2008-09 Team Members Landed in Utsteinen

    First BELARE 2008-09 Team Members Landed in Utsteinen

    The 14 "First In" members of BELARE 2008-09 arrived in Utsteinen, Antarctica, safe and sound. Following a stop-over at the Russian polar station Novo, they reached the Princess Elisabeth research station …

  • The Ivan Papanin Ship Leaves the Port of Antwerp

    The Ivan Papanin Ship Leaves the Port of Antwerp

    The Russian ice-class cargo ship Ivan Papanin, carrying on board the Princess Elisabeth station's inside systems, left the port of Antwerp on November 14th at 1 pm, local time. After …