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In this short GoPro video, Jacques Touchette - our favourite Canadian joiner - films the Princess Elisabeth Antarctica tech team getting to grips with the annual "spring cleaning": clearing massive amounts of snow accumulated during winter, servicing the vehicles and starting up the station's systems.+ More details
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Princess Elisabeth and Prince Philippe Visit Antarctic Station Exhibition. We were proud to welcome Their Royal Highnesses, Prince Philippe, and his daughter Princess Elisabeth of Belgium to the “Inside the Station” exhibition at Tour & Taxis, Brussels “Inside the Station” features an interactive journey inside the iconic zero emission polar research station, Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. The station was named in honour of Her Royal Highness Princess Elisabeth on its inauguration in 2009, so the Foundation takes special pride in the Princess’ visit.+ More details
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René Robert photographe nous parle du livre Princess Elisabeth Antarctica la station polaire zéro émission... STATION LOCATION. 71°57'S 23°20'E. The Princess Elisabeth station is solidly anchored upon the granite ridge of Utsteinen Nunatak, in what is known as the Dronning Maud Land region of East-Antarctica. The altitude is of 1382 meters the distance from the station to the coast is of approximately 220 Km. In logistics terms the new station can act as a hub for field exploration in the 20°- 30° E sector of Antarctica... http://www.tvmountain.com+ More details
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A team of scientists working at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica has recently discovered a meteorite weighing 18kg embedded in the East Antarctic ice sheet, the largest such meteorite found in the region since 1988. Head over to Princess Elisabeth Antarctica's website for more information : www.antarcticstation.org For any press inquiries, please contact Press officer Dave Wash: email@example.com Copyrights: International Polar Foundation - Harry Zekollari+ More details
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Inside the Station will take you on an interactive journey inside the legendary Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, the world’s first zero emission polar research station. People of all ages will experience what it’s like to live and work in the frozen south, learn about polar science, and the continuing evolution of the wind and solar-powered centre for international polar scientific research. “In 2007, an incredible 35,000 people came to Tour & Taxis to see Princess Elisabeth Antarctica for themselves before it was shipped south to Antarctica”, said International Polar Foundation Executive Director Thierry Touchais. “Now it’s our pleasure to welcome the public to once again share in the success story that is Princess Elisabeth Antarctica”. Inside the Station features amazing reconstructions that give you the opportunity to experience first hand: The technologies used at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica– the electrical smart grid, the renewable energy systems, and more The incredible Antarctic environment - including glaciers, rugged mountains, blue ice fields and exotic wildlife Logistics – the arduous yet exciting journey to the Antarctic – using satellites, aircraft, ships, and tractors The Science – the scientific programmes at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica, which help us to learn more about our planet, its climate and how it works Daily Life – Working, eating, sleeping and managing energy use in the remote and frozen South Princess Elisabeth Antarctica is an example of how we can deal with climate change – and the actions we can take at a personal and community level to respond to this challenge. Inside the Station coincides with Belgium’s Antarctic Research mission (BELARE 2012-2013), during which some 30 scientists from Belgium and other countries live and work at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica. Need more information? Head over to the Inside the Station website for detailed information on ticketing, guided tours, opening hours and directions : www.insidethestation.be+ More details
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Watch the video of the Polar Quest project, an educational project of the International Polar Foundation. It was conceived as a contest, through which the teacher of the winning class could go to the Princess Elisabeth research station in Antarctica, to learn about the work of scientists and share the knowledge and the experiences with his students.+ More details
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