RSS - News - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:02:05 +0100 Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:02:05 +0100 webmaster@polarfoundation.org (International Polar Foundation) webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![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
<![CDATA[Jean-Louis Tison on the Mass2Ant Project’s Recent Season in Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/jean_louis_tison_on_the_mass2ant_projects_recent_season_in_antarctica Prof. Jean-Louis Tison and a team of scientists from the Glaciology Laboratory at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) conducted field work in East Antarctica this past season for the Mass2Ant project, which hopes to contribute to our understanding of how much ice the Antarctic Ice Sheet has been gaining or losing over time. Prof. Tison was kind enough to answer questions about his team’s research.

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Wed, 06 Feb 2019 13:16:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/jean_louis_tison_on_the_mass2ant_projects_recent_season_in_antarctica
<![CDATA[Assisting Researchers When They Can’t Be in Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/assisting_researchers_when_they_cant_be_in_antarctica In addition to providing researchers who go to Antarctica with on-site logistical support for their field research, the International Polar Foundation (IPF) staff from the BELARE team are able to give professional assistance to projects that don’t have researchers on-site during every season. Experts such as IPF’s Science Technical Liaison Officer Benoît Verdin are assisting these projects in an umber of different ways.

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Tue, 29 Jan 2019 15:09:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/assisting_researchers_when_they_cant_be_in_antarctica
<![CDATA[Field Research Projects at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/field_research_projects_at_the_princess_elisabeth_antarctica For those interested in polar science, we’re providing a brief overview of the many scientific research projects taking place at or in the vicinity of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station during the 2018-2019 season.

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Tue, 22 Jan 2019 16:23:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/field_research_projects_at_the_princess_elisabeth_antarctica
<![CDATA[A Busy Season at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/a_busy_season_at_the_princess_elisabeth_antarctica Operated by a highly experienced team from the International Polar Foundation, the 2018-2019 BELARE (Belgian Antarctic Research Expedition) season has been underway for more than two months at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station in East Antarctica.

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Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:50:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/a_busy_season_at_the_princess_elisabeth_antarctica
<![CDATA[Arctic Institutions, Transport, Entrepreneurship and Blue Economy Discussed at 9th Arctic Futures]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_institutions_transport_entrepreneurship_and_blue_economy_topics_afs A diverse collection of more than 180 Arctic residents and stakeholders gathered for the 9th annual Arctic Futures Symposium at the Residence Palace in Brussels on Wednesday 28 November.

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Mon, 03 Dec 2018 13:31:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_institutions_transport_entrepreneurship_and_blue_economy_topics_afs
<![CDATA[Arctic Shorts Film Evening a Big Hit at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_shorts_film_evening_a_big_hit_at_bozar_in_brussels On Tuesday 27 November, the International Polar Foundation and its many Arctic Futures Symposium partners held the first ever Arctic Shorts film evening at BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in the Centre of Brussels.

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Thu, 29 Nov 2018 12:52:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_shorts_film_evening_a_big_hit_at_bozar_in_brussels
<![CDATA[Arctic Futures Symposium Returns for 9th Edition]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_futures_symposium_returns_for_9th_edition The Arctic Futures Symposium - the longest-running public Arctic event in Brussels - returns to Brussels for the 9th time on Wednesday 28 November at the Residence Palace in Brussels' EU Quarter.

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Wed, 24 Oct 2018 15:28:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/arctic_futures_symposium_returns_for_9th_edition