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  1. Princess Elisabeth Station Mock-Up: Assembling the Ventilation System

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    A scaled mock-up of the Princess Elisabeth station's technical core was built at Laborelec (research centre of the group GDF SUEZ) in Linkebeek. For the past three and a half months, the technical…

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    • Life at Base Camp: The Kitchen

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      The main role of the Utsteinen cooks is to feed the troops and motivate them to work. It is important that the cooks are prepared and on time, but above all the cooks need to make sure that everyone…

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      • Setting up camp

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        The first thing which had to be done after the team members had arrived at Utsteinen was the setting up of base camp. And the first tents to be mounted were the "mess" and "office"…

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        • The Ivan Papanin arrives in Crown Bay

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          Having departed from Cape Town, in South Africa, the Russian cargo ship Ivan Papanin reached the coast of Crown Bay on December 21st, 2008. On board were several Belgian scientists from the CAML (Census…

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          • Navigating on Ice and Arrival in Troll

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            The Ivan Papanin, used to transport the equipment and material needed to build the station, is an Ice-class cargo ship. To reach Antarctica, the ship had to break the ice that covers the ocean several…

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            • Touring the Station

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              The station has been closed and is entirely insulated. The room dividers have now been added, suggesting the time has come to offer a tour of the inside of the station. From the garages up to the…

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              • Interview: Frank Pattyn

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                Frank Pattyn is a Glaciologist and Ice Sheet Modeler at the Glaciological Laboratory of the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (Université Libre de Bruxelles). Travelling to Antarctica…

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                • Polar Quest 2: Towards sustainable energy management in schools

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                  A project of the International Polar Foundation, Polar Quest 2 is a contest for secondary school students focusing on sustainable energy management. The teacher of the winning class has the unique…

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                  • Energy management at the Princess Elisabeth Station

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                    There's no improvising the building of a "zero emission" station. Aside from having to determine the various ways of producing energy, you also have to find a way to store the energy…

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                    • Message of T.R.H. Prince Philippe and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium

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                      This is the message T.R.H. Prince Philippe and his daughter Princess Elisabeth of Belgium addressed to Alain Hubert, the International Polar Foundation (IPF) and to everyone having participated in…

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                      • Inauguration of the Princess Elisabeth Station: Arrival of the Guests in Utsteinen

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                        Guests who arrived to attend the inauguration of the Princess Elisabeth station were welcomed by the shining sun. With such nice weather, the inauguration ceremony was moved from 6:00 P.M. to 1:00…

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