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08 April 2020

The recent annual report of CHASE is now available. See in the Results section for the link. Further, in November, December, Preben installed an automatic, low-flow, in-house developed sampler for VOCs in the southern scientific shelter (control device inside, measurement tubes on roof outside).. This instrument sequentially takes a new sample every 2 weeks for 1 year, so a time resolved series, covering also the Antarctic winter will be obtained. This will give insight how the organic load in the atmosphere changes over different seasons.

17 February 2020

Nadine Matielli, Professeur in Gelogoy at ’ULB, presents in 'PITCH', an emission of TV and radio channel BX1, results of the Antarctic expedition, how particles samples have been taken and how they are analysed. You can watch the short movie here.

07 January 2020

Preben and Stefania returned from Antarctica just before Christmas. They were very successful and could replace all filters at the seven passive sampling sites and also several samples have been taken with by active sampling with the high volume pumps near the station. The active sampling will be continued by station staff until around mid-February.

10 December 2019

Our colleagues Stefania and Preben have alreday been quite successful with their work at and around Princess Elisabeth station. Have a look at their blogs and posts (links in the Blogs section).

19 November 2019

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.