RSS - News - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Wed, 06 Jul 2022 19:10:52 +0200 Wed, 06 Jul 2022 19:10:52 +0200 webmaster@polarfoundation.org (International Polar Foundation) webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![CDATA[Greenland Glacier Named in Memory of Konrad “Koni” Steffen]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/greenland_glacier_named_in_memory_of_konrad_koni_steffen Thanks to a recent decision by the Greenland Place Names Committee, a previously unnamed glacier in Greenland now bears the name of world-renowned Swiss glaciologist Professor Konrad “Koni” Steffen.  Koni was also an Honorary Member of IPF, and served on the Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship Committee. Professor Steffen passed away in August 2020 while on a research mission to Swiss Camp, which is situated upstream from the Jakobshaven Glacier in Greenland.

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Thu, 30 Jun 2022 17:21:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/greenland_glacier_named_in_memory_of_konrad_koni_steffen
<![CDATA[PEA, Venturi Antarctica, Showcased during EU Green Week]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/pea_venturi_antarctica_showcased_during_eu_green_week On Monday, May 30th, IPF, Schneider Electric, and Venturi held an EU Green Week partner event in Brussels EU Quarter to showcase the technological achievements that allow the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica - the world’s first zero emission polar research station - and the Venturi Antarctica, the world’s first electric polar exploration vehicle - to reduce the environmental footprint of conducting polar research.

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Wed, 01 Jun 2022 13:48:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/pea_venturi_antarctica_showcased_during_eu_green_week
<![CDATA[IPF, Schneider Electric and Venturi to Hold Green Week Partner Event on 30 May]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_schneider_electric_and_venturi_to_hold_green_week_partner_event_o On Monday, May 30th, the International Polar Foundation (IPF), Schneider Electric, and Venturi will host an official EU Green Week 2022 partner hybrid event, Striving to Reduce the Environmental Footprint of Polar Research.

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Thu, 19 May 2022 16:14:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_schneider_electric_and_venturi_to_hold_green_week_partner_event_o
<![CDATA[Nocturnes on Ice Comes to the Museum of Natural Sciences]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/nocturnes_on_ice_comes_to_the_museum_of_natural_sciences The International Polar Foundation together with APECS Belgium and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences are proud to present Nocturnes on Ice, a polar photography exhibition opening on Thursday, May 19th at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Brussels.

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Mon, 16 May 2022 15:19:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/nocturnes_on_ice_comes_to_the_museum_of_natural_sciences
<![CDATA[IPF Board of Directors Welcomes Former EU Arctic Ambassador Marie-Anne Coninsx]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_board_of_directors_welcomes_former_eu_arctic_ambassador_marie_anne_coni The International Polar Foundation is happy to announce that Marie-Anne Coninsx, Former EU Ambassador at Large for the Arctic, has joined the Board of IPF Directors.

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Tue, 03 May 2022 14:20:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_board_of_directors_welcomes_former_eu_arctic_ambassador_marie_anne_coni
<![CDATA[Letter to the Future Featured in Venice Exhibition]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/letter_to_the_future_featured_in_venice_elxhibition In February 2019, IPF Founder and BELARE Expedition Leader Alain Hubert assisted American artist Jessica Houston with the unique Letter to the Future project in which Alain placed a time capusule in the ice in Antarctica to be found by future generations a thousand years from now. The project is curently being exhibited at the Estonian Pavillion at the Venice Bienniale.

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Mon, 25 Apr 2022 12:27:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/letter_to_the_future_featured_in_venice_elxhibition
<![CDATA[IPF contributes to EU4Oceans Ocean Literacy Workshop]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_contributes_to_eu4oceans_ocean_literacy_workshop On Tuesday, April 5th the International Polar Foundation and the Network of European Blue Schools offered a special workshop for teachers and educators to present an overview of existing Arctic Ocean-related education materials and practices in schools.

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Mon, 11 Apr 2022 09:56:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_contributes_to_eu4oceans_ocean_literacy_workshop
<![CDATA[Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Inspires Another Artistic Project]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_inspires_another_artistic_project Marie Minary, an artist working in several different media currently based in Besançon, France, has been working with a team of artists to produce an artistic project inspired by the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica and the majestic landscapes surrounding it. Known as the Penelope Project, the multi-media art installation draws inspiration from the relationship between Penelope and Ulysses in the Odyssey and encourages the viewer to reflect on themes such as climate change and their everyday lives.

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Mon, 21 Feb 2022 13:21:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_inspires_another_artistic_project
<![CDATA[BOZAR Welcomes 3rd Edition of Arctic Shorts]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/bozar_welcomes_3rd_edition_of_arctic_shorts After some delays brought about the COVID-19 pandemic, the 3rd Arctic Shorts film evening took palce on Wednesday, January 26 at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels.

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Thu, 27 Jan 2022 11:54:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/bozar_welcomes_3rd_edition_of_arctic_shorts
<![CDATA[Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Station Welcomes the Venturi Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_station_welcomes_the_venturi_antarctica Since December 10th, the BELARE team at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica - the world’s first zero-emission polar research station - has been hosting a team from the Monegasque company Venturi, which manufactures high-performance electric vehicles, to test the world’s first electric polar exploration vehicle, the Venturi Antarctica.

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Mon, 20 Dec 2021 15:52:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_station_welcomes_the_venturi_antarctica