RSS - News - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Mon, 08 Mar 2021 23:25:49 +0100 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 23:25:49 +0100 webmaster@polarfoundation.org (International Polar Foundation) webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![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
<![CDATA[11th Arctic Futures Symposium an Online Success]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/11th_arctic_futures_sumposium_online_success While the COVID-19 pandemic kept the symposium from taking place phsycially in Brussels, the 11th annual Arctic Futures Symposium managed to be a highly successful online event.

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Thu, 03 Dec 2020 16:11:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/11th_arctic_futures_sumposium_online_success
<![CDATA[2020-2021 Antarctic Season Underway]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/2020_2021_antarctic_season_underway The time has finally arrived! The 2020-2021 Antarctic season upon us!

The BELARE (Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition) team arrived in Cape Town, South Africa at the beginning of November, where they are currently spending two weeks in quarantine before being allowed to journey to the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica (PEA) Research Station, where a shortened  2020 - 2021 season with a reduced team will take place.

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Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:09:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/2020_2021_antarctic_season_underway
<![CDATA[Arctic Futures Symposium 11th Edition Is Approaching!]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_futures_symposium_11th_edition_is_approaching After many interesting editions over the last decade, it is with extreme pleasure that the International Polar Foundation and its many partners from the Arctic community wish to invite Arctic stakeholders and members of the general public to the 11th edition of the Arctic Futures Symposium.

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Fri, 16 Oct 2020 14:22:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_futures_symposium_11th_edition_is_approaching
<![CDATA[Hendrik Huwald Discusses Swiss Research Projects at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/hendrik_huwald_discusses_swiss_research_projects_at_princess_elisabeth Hendrik Huwald is a scientist at the Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences (CRYOS) and a lecturer at the Environmental Sciences and Engineering Section at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). He developed a numerical model for sea ice and studied energy transfer processes in the Arctic at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETHZ), and in the Alps at the former Environmental Fluid Mechanics laboratory of EPFL. In 2013, he joined the newly founded CRYOS laboratory, where he conducted research in the domains of snow science, hydrology, boundary layer meteorology, and environmental sensing. He has spent several seasons conducting research at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station, studying snow deposition and surface mass balance.

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Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:51:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/hendrik_huwald_discusses_swiss_research_projects_at_princess_elisabeth
<![CDATA[Stefania Gili on Studying Atmospheric Particles in Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/stefania_gili_on_studying_atmospheric_particles_in_antarctica Stefania Gili is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratoire G-Time (Geochemistry: Isotope, Mineral and Element Tracing) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB, Belgium). Stefania was selected in 2018 for a postdoctoral fellowship to take part in the CHASE (Chemical Characterization of the airborne particles in the Dronning Maud Land area: from the atmosphere to the surface snow) research project funded by the Belgian Federal Science Policy (BELSPO), as part of the BRAIN-be (Belgian Research Action through Interdisciplinary Networks) program.

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Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:43:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/stefania_gili_on_studying_atmospheric_particles_in_antarctica