RSS - Press Releases - International Polar Foundation http://www.polarfoundation.org/ International Polar Foundation: Connecting Polar Science and Society en-uk Sat, 05 Sep 2015 14:17:13 +0200 Sat, 05 Sep 2015 14:17:13 +0200 press@polarfoundation.org webmaster@polarfoundation.org <![CDATA[The International Polar Foundations responds to the latest accusations in the press]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/the_international_polar_foundations_responds_to_the_latest_accusations The International Polar Foundation responds to the latest allegations against it and clarifies misconceptions about its activities related to the flagship project of the Foundation for Belgium on the international stage, the world's first "zero emission" polar research station, the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica.

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Fri, 17 Jul 2015 22:04:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/the_international_polar_foundations_responds_to_the_latest_accusations
<![CDATA[Alain Hubert receives Royal Geographical Society honour in London]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/alain_hubert_receives_royal_geographical_society_honour_in_london Alain Hubert received the Royal Geographical Society’s Geographical Award 2015 in recognition of his many efforts to raise awareness about polar research in Antarctica on 1st June in London.

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Wed, 03 Jun 2015 14:16:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/alain_hubert_receives_royal_geographical_society_honour_in_london
<![CDATA[AWI scientists at Princess Elisabeth station in Antarctica discover possible meteorite impact site]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/awi_scientists_discover_possible_meteorite_impact_site_press_release During their stay at Belgium’s Princess Elisabeth station in East Antarctica, researchers from the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Germany have discovered a possible meteorite impact site during an aerial geological survey mission to study the geological history of East Antarctica.

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Thu, 08 Jan 2015 10:29:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/awi_scientists_discover_possible_meteorite_impact_site_press_release
<![CDATA[A Teacher At Princess Elisabeth Antarctica Station]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/a_teacher_at_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_station Brussels, the 19th of November 2014 - Roger Radoux, an electronics teacher at the Athénée Royal d'Ans and the laureate of the second Polar Quest contest, will spend five weeks at the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica research station during this 2014-15 BELARE season.

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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:09:00 +0100 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/a_teacher_at_princess_elisabeth_antarctica_station
<![CDATA[Arctic Futures Symposium “The Arctic, its peoples, and its economies”]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/arctic_futures_symposium_the_arctic_its_peoples_and_its_economies The International Polar Foundation and its partners have successfully organised the fifth Arctic Futures Symposium on October 14-15 in the European Quarter in Brussels, Belgium. The symposium focused on economic development for the people of the North, a theme in line with the priorities of the Canadian Chairmanship of the Arctic Council.

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Fri, 17 Oct 2014 09:45:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/arctic_futures_symposium_the_arctic_its_peoples_and_its_economies
<![CDATA[The InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship Award Granted to Researcher Jan Lenaerts]]> http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/the_iblaf_award_granted_to_researcher_jan_lenaerts Brussels, Belgium, September 17th, 2014 – A young Belgian researcher, Jan Lenaerts was this afternoon presented with the prestigious €150,000 InBev-Baillet Latour Antarctica Fellowship, by Jean-Jacques Derwael, a renowned geodetic surveyor, for his proposal to investigate how much snow melts currently on the ice shelves in East Antarctica, by how much that melt will increase in the future, and how that will impact ice shelf stability and a resulting rise in global sea levels.

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Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:31:00 +0200 http://www.polarfoundation.org/news_press/press_release/the_iblaf_award_granted_to_researcher_jan_lenaerts
<![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