The International Polar Foundation conceives and implements ambitious projects to support polar scientific research, promote informed action on climate change, and drive development of a sustainable society.
The International Polar Foundation's flagship project: Powered by wind and solar energy, the world’s first zero emission research station welcomes scientists from around the world.
The InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship provides young scientists with the opportunity to conduct research out of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station in East Antarctica.
Held in Brussels, this annual conference brings together international policymakers, scientists, academics, Arctic indigenous peoples and industry representatives to discuss the future of the Arctic.
The PCCO is a state-of-the-art venue for contextualising the role of polar science in issues of major social importance, through innovative installations that possible responses to climate change.
Experience daily life and the spirit of scientific endeavour at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the first "Zero Emission" polar research station at this interactive exhibition at Tour & Taxis, Brussels.
Supporting Science: As operator and manager of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the International Polar Foundation provides logistics and infrastructure support to scientists from the international research community.
As a consortium member, the Foundation works on the communication of Polarview, a European earth observation project for monitoring sea ice cover, glacier runoff, snow cover and melt, icebergs, river and lake ice.
The ExploraPoles portal features news and features on polar expeditions and explorers. Through adventure, we hope to share in the discovery of these fabulous regions and their importance in our planet's climate systems.
The Foundation is a member of EUAIC, which works to bring together EU and Arctic stakeholders. By providing reliable knowledge to policymakers and the public, the Centre aims to ensure sustainable Arctic development.
The International Polar Foundation’s highly successful educational workshop brings new interactive methods into the classroom, reaching school age children and their teachers with current science knowledge on climate change.
The Educapoles platform delivers a fresh approach to the scientific process by enabling teachers to explore climate and polar science with their students through the use of creative tools and learning methods.
The SciencePoles portal communicates on scientific research from the Polar Regions; essential for greater public understanding the Earth, its ecosystems, and the global climate system.
This mobile exhibition was designed to explain the DAMOCLES project - a monitoring and forecasting system designed for observing and understanding Arctic climate change.
For the EU-Belgian pavilion at Shanghai World Expo 2010, the Foundation created a giant LED-lit ice cube to draw visitors into the Polar Regions, polar science and climate change.