Belgium opens science station in Antarctica

Belgium opened a new €20 million “zero emissions” polar science station in Antarctica on Sunday, returning to the continent to study climate change 42 years after closing its first base there.

The Princess Elisabeth research hub is totally energy-self-sufficient and also aims not to emit any carbon dioxide, according to the International Polar Foundation, which runs the base.

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "Belgium opens science station in Antarctica " 23 Feb 2009. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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