RSS - News - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:29:13 +0200 Wed, 23 Jun 2021 11:29:13 +0200 webmaster@polarfoundation.org (International Polar Foundation) webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![CDATA[Study on Icequakes near PEA Highlights Utility of Low-Cost Seismographs]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/study_on_icequakes_near_pea_highlights_utility_of_low_cost_seismographs The most recent Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship laureate, Dr. Kate Winter of Northumbria University, along with Dr. Denis Lombardi from the Royal Observatory of Belgium and other colleagues from Newcastle University have published a paper describing their findings from data they collected using low-cost Raspberry Shake seismographs.

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Mon, 31 May 2021 13:56:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/study_on_icequakes_near_pea_highlights_utility_of_low_cost_seismographs
<![CDATA[IPF Founder Alain Hubert Takes Part in Discussion on Why an Open Arctic Matters for Europe]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_founder_alain_hubert_takes_part_in_discussion_why_open_arctic_matters On Wednesday, May 5th, IPF Founder and President Alain Hubert took part in the online webinar debate "The European State of the Climate: An open Arctic, why does it matter for Europe?" hosted by the Brussels Times.

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Mon, 10 May 2021 15:56:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipf_founder_alain_hubert_takes_part_in_discussion_why_open_arctic_matters
<![CDATA[Steven Goderis on the Geological History Micrometeorites Can Reveal]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/steven_goderis_on_the_geological_history_micrometeorites_can_reveal An expert in micrometeorites at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) who won the 2010-2012 Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship, Dr. Steven Goderis has spent several seasons using the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica (PEA) as a base to collect micrometeorites.

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Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:53:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/steven_goderis_on_the_geological_history_micrometeorites_can_reveal
<![CDATA[Jacques Richon – One of a Kind]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/jacques_richon_one_of_a_kind It is with immense sadness that the International Polar Foundation learned of the death of friend and Expedition Medic, Jacques Richon, who fell victim to an avalanche in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland on Friday 19th March.

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Mon, 29 Mar 2021 11:12:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/jacques_richon_one_of_a_kind
<![CDATA[Jacques Richon on the New Medical Facilities at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/jacques_richon_on_the_new_medical_facilities_at_pea Swiss doctor Jacques Richon spent twelve seasons at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica from 2008 to 2021 as the station’s Chief Medical Officer. His decades of experience working as a surgeon, an emergency doctor carrying out helicopter rescues in the Alps, and a renowned mountain guide for extreme environments was a major asset to the teams he accompanied to the station. In his last interview with IPF, he talks about the work he did to improve the medical facilities at the Princes Elisabeth Antarctica, (PEA) and future plans he had for the station.

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Wed, 24 Mar 2021 08:52:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/jacques_richon_on_the_new_medical_facilities_at_pea
<![CDATA[Guus Luppens on Increasing PEA’s Energy Production Capacity]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/guus_luppens_on_increasing_peas_energy_production_capacity Guus Luppens, an electromechanical engineer who first travelled to Antarctica during the 2018-2019 research season, was tasked with handling a number of maintenance tasks for Princess Elisabeth Antarctica’s renewable energy production systems. We spoke with him about the work he had done with his colleague Johan Demuylder during the most recent season (2020-2021) at the station.

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Thu, 25 Feb 2021 13:12:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/guus_luppens_on_increasing_peas_energy_production_capacity
<![CDATA[A Busy Season for Educational Outreach at PEA]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/a_busy_season_for_educational_outreach_at_pea Over the past few years, Science Liaison Officer and Deputy Station Manager Henri Robert has been giving online classes to students in Belgium and around the world from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. This season, his lessons have been more popular than ever.

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Thu, 11 Feb 2021 11:24:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/a_busy_season_for_educational_outreach_at_pea
<![CDATA[IPF BELARE Team Member Takes Part in International COVID-19 Relief Initiative]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipfbelare_team_member_takes_part_in_international_covid19_relief_initiative Aymar de Lichtervelde, a Belgian process engineer in charge of the water treatment systems at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica (PEA) Station, recently took part in an international project bringing together amateur musicians from all seven continents of the world in order to raise money to help support COVID-19 relief efforts.

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Wed, 27 Jan 2021 11:11:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/ipfbelare_team_member_takes_part_in_international_covid19_relief_initiative
<![CDATA[Belgian Court Dismisses Charges against Alain Hubert and the International Polar Foundation]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/belgian_court_dismisses_charges_against_alain_hubert_and_ipf In a decision handed down on the 5th of January 2021, the Chambre du Conseil of Brussels definitively dismissed all charges of conflict of interest against Alain Hubert and the International Polar Foundation.  

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Thu, 21 Jan 2021 17:00:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/belgian_court_dismisses_charges_against_alain_hubert_and_ipf
<![CDATA[Season in Antarctica Progressing Smoothly]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/season_in_antarctica_progressing_smoothly The 2020-2021 season at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica has been progressing smoothly for the BELARE team, despite the challenges the team has faced due to the COVID-19 situation. After completing 24 days of quarantine near Cape Town before leaving for Antarctica and a weather delay, the BELARE team has overcome a few initial challenges they’ve encountered at the start of the season to have a quieter yet very productive season.

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Mon, 18 Jan 2021 13:42:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/season_in_antarctica_progressing_smoothly