RSS - News - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:17:41 +0100 Fri, 03 Feb 2023 15:17:41 +0100 webmaster@polarfoundation.org (International Polar Foundation) webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![CDATA[Keeping Busy While Waiting for the Ship]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/keeping_busy_while_waiting_for_the_ship Since the departure of the VIPs from the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica more than two weeks ago, the BELARE team has been busy preparing for the arrival of the cargo ship, which contains the components of the station’s new water treatment system, and finishing upgrades to the hangar at Perseus Intercontinental Runway.

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Fri, 03 Feb 2023 10:46:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/keeping_busy_while_waiting_for_the_ship
<![CDATA[Peak in East Antarctica Named after Veteran of Belgian Antarctic Expeditions]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/peak_in_east_antarctica_named_after_veteran_of_belgian_antarctic_expedition A peak in the Sør Rondane Mountains now bears the name of Professor Tony Van Autenboer, a geologist and leader of many Belgian geological research expeditions between 1958 and 1970.

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Mon, 23 Jan 2023 17:02:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/peak_in_east_antarctica_named_after_veteran_of_belgian_antarctic_expedition
<![CDATA[International VIPs Impressed by PEA’s Sustainable Achievements]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/international_vips_impressed_by_peas_sustainable_achievements Over three days last week, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica welcomed a number of VIPs, including South African Minister for Environment, Barbara Creecy and her civil engineer colleague in charge of energy strategy, Mphikeleli Amos Ndlela. 

Members of the Belgian Polar Secretariat, the public-private partnership that manages activities at the Belgian station, also visited the base, as well as Eric Rignot, Professor of Earth Systems Science at the University of California Irvine (UCI) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, and French Ambassador to the Polar Regions, Olivier Poivre d'Arvor.

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Thu, 19 Jan 2023 16:33:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/international_vips_impressed_by_peas_sustainable_achievements
<![CDATA[BELARE Team Welcomes 2023 with a Full Plate]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/belare_team_welcomes_2023_with_a_full_plate The new year signals the halfway point during the season. While the only scientists present at the station this season wind up their work before heading home next week, the BELARE team prepares for the arrival of another flight at Perseus Intercontinental Runway and the arrival of the supply ship at the Queen Maud Land coast.

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Fri, 06 Jan 2023 09:48:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/belare_team_welcomes_2023_with_a_full_plate
<![CDATA[Work Continues Following Christmas at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/work_continues_following_christmas_at_the_princess_elisabeth_antarctica After enjoying a pleasant and cheerful Christmas celebration, the PEA crew is already back at work!

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Fri, 30 Dec 2022 09:24:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/work_continues_following_christmas_at_the_princess_elisabeth_antarctica
<![CDATA[Maintaining Scientific Equipment at PEA]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/maintaining_scientific_equipment_at_pea Over the years, a plethora of scientific equipment has been set up at and in the vicinity of the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for scientists to collect data on nearly any parameter you can imagine, including temperature, wind speed, atmospheric particles, cloud, temperature, ozone, albedo, seismic activity, Earth’s geomagnetic field, and many more.

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Mon, 26 Dec 2022 11:51:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/maintaining_scientific_equipment_at_pea
<![CDATA[Thomas Stocker receives the Belgica Prize!]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/thomas_stocker_receives_the_belgica_prize On December 17, Thomas Stocker, a Swiss climatologist, paleoclimatologist, and lead expert in polar sciences, received the Belgica prize.

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022 11:35:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/thomas_stocker_receives_the_belgica_prize
<![CDATA[A Short Story from Wouter Verscheure]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/a_short_story_from_wouter_verscheure Monday 19/12/2022 - Today, exactly 5 years ago, I started working as a freelance systems technician at the Princess Elisabeth station on Antarctica. For two months the station was my new home.

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Mon, 19 Dec 2022 17:25:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/a_short_story_from_wouter_verscheure
<![CDATA[Second Team of Season Arrives at PEA]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/second_team_of_season_arrives_at_pea On Friday, December 16th, a new group arrived at PEA, including the first scientists of the season from the BAMM, HYPERNETS, and PEACE projects.

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Fri, 16 Dec 2022 16:08:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/second_team_of_season_arrives_at_pea
<![CDATA[Returning to In-Person Format, Arctic Futures Symposium Draws a Sizeable Interest]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/returning_to_in_person_format_arctic_futures_symposium_draws_a_sizeable_int People from all around the world came to join the annual Arctic Futures Symposium in Brussels for its 13th edition on November 29th - 30th.

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Wed, 14 Dec 2022 11:28:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/news/returning_to_in_person_format_arctic_futures_symposium_draws_a_sizeable_int