Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Belgian Antartic Research Station

The first zero emission research station

110 years after the Belgica expedition, the International Polar Year 2007-2008 provides a unique opportunity for humanity. Once again, Belgium has set itself high goals. The Belgian Federal Government has commissioned the International Polar Foundation, founded by Alain Hubert and Professors André Berger (UCL) and Hugo Decleir (VUB), to build a new research station, the "Princess Elisabeth" Station, to be constructed during the austral summer 2007-2008.

Acting as a technological showcase and a launch pad for wider understanding of climate mechanisms, the "Princess Elisabeth" station will give unprecedented visibility to Belgium's commitment - and that of its people and businesses - to meeting the climate challenge.