Antarctic operator

The short four-month season at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is jam-packed with challenging logistics and ground-breaking developments. The International Polar Foundation's team makes sure that scientific projects are carried out sucessfully and safely.

  • Convoy approaching a crevasse

    Convoy approaching a crevasse

    Convoy approaching a crevasse hidden by a snow bridge. In the vicinity of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the first "Zero Emission" polar research station.

    © International Polar Foundation/René Robert

  • Japanese scientists in the field

    Japanese scientists in the field

    Japanese scientists on their way to establish their base camp in the field. Sor Rondanes moutains, Antarctica.

    © International Polar Foundation

  • Doctor

    Doctor

    The doctor working on a hand injury at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the first "Zero Emission" polar research station.

    © International Polar Foundation/René Robert

  • Drilling the ice

    Drilling the ice

    Drilling the ice and marking the spot for scientific research program with a flag on a bamboo stick for easy identification

    © International Polar Foundation/René Robert

  • Preparing for a field expedition

    Preparing for a field expedition

    Japanese researchers preparing for a field expedition at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the first "Zero Emission" polar research station.

    © International Polar Foundation

  • Unloading of the Mary Arctica

    Unloading of the Mary Arctica

    Unloading of the Mary Arctica during the BELARE 2011-2012 expedition. Containers are then loaded on sledges to be taken back to the station 200Km inland.

    © International Polar Foundation

  • Erik Verhagen, engineer

    Erik Verhagen, engineer

    Erik Verhagen, engineer, repairing scientific equipment at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the first "Zero Emission" polar research station.

    © International Polar Foundation