1. Stormy Weekend in Antarctica


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    A bad storm hit Utsteinen last weekend. It hit the station on Saturday: here is a quick glimpse of how it looks and feels like.

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    • First drone flies over Utsteinen


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      Our electrical engineer, Karel Moerman, brought a drone with him to Antarctica this year. We've taken aerial images of the station from an ultra light aircraft before, but this is the first time…

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      • What You Can Learn from a Seismometer


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        PEA sits in an area full of opportunities to learn more about plate tectonics, the Earth's core and the region's fascinating geological history. Join Denis Lombardi as he explains...

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        • Iceberg Calving Explained


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          While examining satellite sea ice data, Nighat Amin of the International Polar Foundation spotted that a 70 km2 iceberg had calved off the tip of the King Baudouin Ice Shelf in late January. We interviewed…

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          • Windy Weather


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            See what it's like to be in Antarctica with winds blowing at around 100 km/h! While winds in summer are mild compared to winter ones, there have been many summer storms since the beginning of…

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            • Helicopters: unloading and first flight


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              Helicopters at Princess Elisabeth: a first! After the unloading, rotors are mounted and engines are checked before the first take off. One of the pilots is also explaining the conditions the machines…

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              • A lot of penguins and a massive leopard seal


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                For the third year in a row, Alain Hubert visited the emperor penguin colony he confirmed the existence of two years ago. While counting the adult penguins and chicks in order to estimate the size…

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                • Drilling and radar measurements at the coast


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                  We followed the IceCon crew during their expedition in November and December. ULB glaciologists Jean Louis Tison and Frank Pattyn took the time to explain their research, what glaciology can teach…

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                  • Scientific shelters


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                    From its labs over its offices to its scientific shelters on the ridge, the Princess Elisabeth Station offers scientists a wide array of well-equipped facilities to conduct their research. This support…

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                    • Aiming For Zero Emission


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                      This movie details the Princess Elisabeth Station project from the plans to the end of the building phase. It is a short version of a movie created to present the station at the 2009 Baltimore ATCM.…

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