The International Polar Foundation is the Belgian Polar Secretariat’s appointed Belgian Antarctic Operator. The station’s location, in a relatively isolated region of Antarctica, creates a unique set of challenges that demand specialist skills and experience.
As the official Belgian Antarctic Operator, the Foundation ensures safe conditions for field research, provides cargo and personnel logistics, experienced polar guides, field accommodation and mobile laboratory facilities, and guarantees minimal impact on the Antarctic environment.
Station's Technical Manager
The International Polar Foundation also ensure the technical development and maintenance of Princess Elisabeth Antarctica's systems.
Being the first “Zero Emission” station, powered by wind and sun, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is a constantly evolving prototype showcasing state of the art technologies in terms of energy production and management as well as an innovative water treatment system.