Tuesday, 19 November 2019

A new season starts at Princess Elisabeth Antarctica

A new summer season with a Belgian Antarctic Research expedition (BELARE) is about to start. On 18 November, Stefania Gili and Preben Van Overmeiren left from Brussels in order to travel to the Belgian research station Princess Elisabeth in Antarctica. If weather conditions allow, they will arrive on 21 November at the station. They will stay until around 20 December 2019 in Antarctica. On our blog-subpage links to several blogs can be found where updates on the ongoing expedition will be posted.  You can also follow the general activities at Princess Elisabeth at the station website. On the Twitter account of Stefania you can also follow their activities. 
view to the Southeast from the station

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Video on the CHASE Belare 2018-2019 campaign

Stefania Gili from the ULB made a video showing what she and Preben have done during their stay for CHASE at Princess Elisabeth station, explaining also how samples are collected and what will happen with them. Enjoy the video here.

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Challenging trips to install further sampling sites

Stefania and Preben went last days to further sampling sites in order to recover samples installed last season, exchange them with new ones and in addition, installing another new site near the coast. Their posts on these expeditions should appear soon on their blog-posts: see Preben, Stefania. Again, we show some images already below:
 the Romnoes mountains from far
 The team
 the Utsteinen nunatak at Princess Elisabeth station
the field camp near the coast, together with the glaciologist team (see also their blog)

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Installing a sample site at the plateau

Stefania and Preben went last Friday to the plateau in order to collect samples installed last season, install new collectors and go even further to install collectors at a new site. Read their story about this expedition at their blogs - the one of Preben and the one of Stefania. As an appetizer, below images from this expedition.






Monday, 26 November 2018

Blog of Stefania and Preben on the BNCAR website

Stefania and Preben keep alive also a blog on the website of the Belgian National Committee on Antarctic Research (BNCAR). Link.

Thursday, 22 November 2018

Greenhouse gas levels in atmosphere reach new record

And yet another uncomfortable piece of truth on climate change:
Link to the press release of the World Meteorological Organisation.

Blog of Preben, EnVOC group

You can also follow Preben's blog on the website of his institute:
LINK