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08 December 2020

Preben and Alexis installed all instrumentation for our projects. The active collection of filters of organic, inorganic particle analyses and for ice nuclei particles has also been started. Further, there has been an exploration tour to find a sutiable site for the mountain instrumentation of CLIMB.

03 December 2020

It is now already one week that Princess Elisabeth station is open again. Our scientists Preben and Alexis have installed already several instruments. The Space Aeronomy institute has started twittering on it, see here.

23 November 2020

A new summer season with a Belgian Antarctic Research expedition (BELARE) is about to start. Even during this period of Covid-19, Belgian researchers and station team members will stay at the Princess Elisabeth station. At the moment, the whole group stays in Cape Town, South Africa, in quarantine and will probably fly on 26 November to Antarctica. The specific measures taken by the expedition operator can be read on the station’s website, on which also the general activities at Princess Elisabeth station can be followed.
For the CHASE project Preben Van Overmeiren from Ghent University participates in this expedition, like last season. A colleague from IASB-BIRA, Alexis Merlaud, is also participating, mainly working on the CLIMB project, but also helping with the work for CHASE and the existing instrumentation of RMI, IASB-BIRA, KU Leuven, ULB and Ghent University. Both will stay until around 20 December at the station. On the ‘Belare20-21’ subpage of the CHASE project, updates on the expedition will be posted.