RSS - News - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:05:09 +0200 Wed, 24 Jul 2019 05:05:09 +0200 webmaster@polarfoundation.org (International Polar Foundation) webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![CDATA[Bout2Bout Project Receives 2019 International Polar Foundation Award]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/bout2bout_project_receives_2019_international_polar_foundation_award The Bout2Bois wood workshop located at the Nos Pilifs farm in the Neder-Over-Heembeek Commune of Brussels was chosen as the 2019 winner of the International Polar Foundation Award during the annual Belgian Energy and Environment Prize ceremony, held at Tour and Taxis event centre in Brussels on 6 June.

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Fri, 21 Jun 2019 11:49:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/bout2bout_project_receives_2019_international_polar_foundation_award
<![CDATA[Second Edition of Children’s Book Encouraging Climate Action Released]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/second_edition_of_childrens_book_encouraging_climate_action_released When Carole Stora-Calté wrote the children’s book, “Le Monde OUKA” (OUKA World), she was working with the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Initially written in French, the book aims to raise awareness about climate change to very young children (4 to 8 years old).

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Fri, 07 Jun 2019 16:26:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/second_edition_of_childrens_book_encouraging_climate_action_released
<![CDATA[Nander Wever’s Unique Perspective of Antarctic Reseach]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/nander_wever_unique_perspective_of_antarctic_research Nander Wever is currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. His research interests include modelling snow cover processes in the Polar Regions. This is part of what led him to take part in the 2018-2019 season at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station and to accompany researchers on the MASS2ANT project and shoot some video footage of the project, including some beautiful drone footage. Nander shares some of his throughts on his time in Antarctica in this interview.

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Tue, 04 Jun 2019 11:09:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/nander_wever_unique_perspective_of_antarctic_research
<![CDATA[Second Arctic Professionals Network Event Leaves Participants Wanting More]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/2nd_arctic_professionals_network_event_leaves_participants_wanting_mor On Wednesday 15 May, the Second Arctic Professionals Network Event (and the first such event to be held in Brussels), welcomed nearly 20 professionals working in the political sector as well as natural and social scientists working in polar research.

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Tue, 21 May 2019 13:42:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/2nd_arctic_professionals_network_event_leaves_participants_wanting_mor
<![CDATA[IPF to Co-Host Second Arctic Professionals Network Event]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_to_co_host_second_arctic_professionals_network_event On Wednesday 15 May, the International Polar Foundation and APECS Belgium will co-host the Second Arctic Professionals Network Event, organised by the Arctic Institute at the Sister Café in the centre of Brussels.

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Wed, 01 May 2019 15:43:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_to_co_host_second_arctic_professionals_network_event
<![CDATA[Young Engineer Improves Water Treatment System at Princess Elisabeth Station]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/young_engineer_improves_water_treatment_system_at_princess_elisabeth A young Belgian bioengineer, Aymar de Lichtervelde, stepped up to the challenge of spending a season at the Princess Elisabeth Station Antarctica. He was given the daunting task of improving both the efficiency and the capacity of the station's water treatment system.

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Tue, 02 Apr 2019 11:22:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/young_engineer_improves_water_treatment_system_at_princess_elisabeth
<![CDATA[International Polar Foundation Affirms Support for Student Climate Protests]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/international_polar_foundation_affirms_support_for_student_climate_protests The International Polar Foundation would like to publicly affirm its full support for the student climate protests taking place around the globe. We’re heartened by the fact that so many young people have chosen to make their voices heard on a crucial issue that affects all of humanity.

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Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:01:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/international_polar_foundation_affirms_support_for_student_climate_protests
<![CDATA[BELARE Team Heads Home as Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Enters Winter Mode]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/belare_team_heads_home_as_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_enters_winter_mode After another very successful season, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is now in overwintering mode. The last eight members of the BELARE team left the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica on February 27th.

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Mon, 18 Mar 2019 17:03:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/belare_team_heads_home_as_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_enters_winter_mode
<![CDATA[Engineer Who Lives Off-Grid Recounts First Season Working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/engineer_who_lives_off_grid_recounts_first_season_at_princess_elisabeth Guus Luppens is an electromechanical engineer who travelled to Antarctica for the first time during the 2018-2019 research season. He was tasked with taking care of a number of maintenance tasks for the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica's renewable energy production systems. We asked him about his work in Antarctica this past season.

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Mon, 04 Mar 2019 11:22:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/engineer_who_lives_off_grid_recounts_first_season_at_princess_elisabeth
<![CDATA[Baillet Latour Laureate Recounts Her First Field Season in Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/baillet_latour_laureate_recounts_her_first_field_season_in_antarctica Dr. Kate Winter of Northumbria University in the UK is the 2018-2020 laureate of the prestigious Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship. During the 2018-2019 research season, she stayed at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station to conduct the first of two field work seasons for the BioFe research project she’s working on, thanks to the Fellowship’s funding.

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Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:00:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/baillet_latour_laureate_recounts_her_first_field_season_in_antarctica