RSS - Press Releases - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:11:55 +0200 Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:11:55 +0200 press@polarfoundation.org webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![CDATA[Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Celebrates Five Years of Successful Operations]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_celebrates_five_years_of_successful_operation Brussels, Belgium, February 13, 2014 -- This Saturday, February 15th, the International Polar Foundation celebrates five years of successful operations since the inauguration of Antarctica’s only zero emission polar research station, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica [1]. The station’s team in Antarctica will mark the occasion with a small ceremony, to be held under the first Full Moon of the season.

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Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:25:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_celebrates_five_years_of_successful_operation
<![CDATA[Scientists Arrive at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for Polar Research Season]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/scientists_at_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_for_polar_research_season Antarctica, 27 November 2013 – A group of Belgium-based scientists have arrived this week at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, to begin the 2013-2014 four-month BELARE scientific research season. 

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Thu, 28 Nov 2013 11:25:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/scientists_at_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_for_polar_research_season
<![CDATA[International Polar Foundation Team Return to Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for 2013-2013 Season]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/international_polar_foundation_team_return_to_princess_elisabeth_antarctica Antarctica, 14 November 2013 – The International Polar Foundation [1] team led by expedition leader Alain Hubert landed tonight at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica station to commence operations for the 2013-2014 four-month BELARE scientific research season. The team’s arrival was delayed by a week due to bad weather hampering flight operations in and out of Russia’s Novo airbase. The International Polar Foundation operates Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, and supports the activities carried out there, on behalf of the Belgian state.

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Fri, 15 Nov 2013 09:41:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/international_polar_foundation_team_return_to_princess_elisabeth_antarctica
<![CDATA[International Polar Foundation Strikes Historic Deal With South Africa’s Antarctic Programme]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/ipf_strikes_historic_deal_with_south_africas_antarctic_programme Cape Town, South Africa, 25 October 2013 – The International Polar Foundation committed to a landmark agreement today with South Africa’s National Antarctic Programme (SANAP) and the Department of Environmental Affairs, reinforcing future cooperation between the two organisations.

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Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:02:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/ipf_strikes_historic_deal_with_south_africas_antarctic_programme
<![CDATA[Arctic Futures Programme: Canada, Arctic Resource Development Tops Brussels Agenda]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/damanaki_and_reynders_top_arctic_futures_2013_programme European Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki, Vice-President of the European Parliament Isabelle Durant and Belgium’s deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders headline next week Brussels’ premier gathering on Arctic issues, which this year focusses on Arctic resource development and Canada’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council.
 

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Wed, 09 Oct 2013 14:54:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/damanaki_and_reynders_top_arctic_futures_2013_programme
<![CDATA[Arctic development to top agenda at Arctic Futures Symposium 2013]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/arctic_development_to_top_agenda_at_arctic_futures_symposium_2013 Arctic development will top the agenda at next month’s Arctic Futures Symposium, which will see Arctic stakeholders discuss safe Arctic shipping, sustainable circumpolar communities, and research needed to inform policymaking.

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Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:10:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/arctic_development_to_top_agenda_at_arctic_futures_symposium_2013
<![CDATA[Princess Elisabeth Antarctica: new agreement signed with belgian government]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_new_agreement_signed_with_belgian_government Brussels, 13 August 2013 - An agreement was signed between the Belgian state and the International Polar Foundation on July 18th, launching the next BELARE 2013-14 research season in Antarctica and paving the way to new international partnerships in the station management.

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Wed, 14 Aug 2013 11:34:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/princess_elisabeth_antarctica_new_agreement_signed_with_belgian_government
<![CDATA[Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth and Prince Philippe Visit Antarctic Station Exhibition]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/princess_elisabeth_prince_philippe_visit_antarctic_station_exhibition Brussels, 20 May 2013 - Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Philippe, and his daughter Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, were today welcomed by the International Polar Foundation during their visit to the “Inside the Station” exhibition at Tour & Taxis, Brussels.

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Mon, 20 May 2013 13:15:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/princess_elisabeth_prince_philippe_visit_antarctic_station_exhibition
<![CDATA[Scientists at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Discover 18kg Meteorite]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/scientists_at_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_discover_18kg_meteorite Brussels, 28 February 2013 – An international team of scientists, working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station, has discovered a meteorite with a mass of 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet, the largest  such meteorite found in the region since 1988.

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Thu, 28 Feb 2013 10:58:01 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/scientists_at_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_discover_18kg_meteorite
<![CDATA[International Polar Foundation team make first contact with Emperor Penguins]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/international_polar_foundation_team_make_first_contact_with_emperor_penguin Antarctica, 8 January 2013 - Three International Polar Foundation team members from Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth Antarctica polar research station are the first humans to have ever visited and photographed a newly-discovered 9,000-strong colony of emperor penguins on Antarctica’s Princess Ragnhild Coast.

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Tue, 08 Jan 2013 11:27:53 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/international_polar_foundation_team_make_first_contact_with_emperor_penguin