The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica – Testing the Limits


The Princess Elisabeth Station was inaugurated on the February 15, 2009, and became the first “Zero Emissions” research station in Antarctica. It brought to the Antarctic continent an important touch of modernity, but more than that it demonstrated that environmental protection did not just entail paying lip service to the good intentions embodied in international agreements, it meant delivering an outcome that could revolutionise the way that operations were carried out in this unrelentingly hostile environment.

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