Science in Antarctica - Copyright: René Robert

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Science in Antarctica

Client: International Polar Foundation

For several years, I accompanied the Belgian Research Expeditions in Antarctica to help with the logistics, but also to take some pictures of the work that was being done down there during the season.

I had the opportunity of going in the field with scientists several times during the various seasons. Most of them are passionate about what they do and are really keen to share it with you if you show interest.

During those field trips I scoured the Sor Rondain mountains with  scientists from various nationalities and scientific backgrounds.

Selected Pictures

Ice Core

This ice core is in fact an archive of the climate of our planet.

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Ice cave

The inside of an iceberg we stumbled upon during one of our missions to the coast.

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Old Plane

This Belgian plane has been here for 50 years. Both pilots were rescued by the Russians. Antarctic solidarity at its best.

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Ronde Spire

800 meters of solid granit photographed during a reconnaissance expedition with scientists from the Alfred Wegener Institute

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Camp

Camp on the ice. Scientists will stay there for their research and the International Polar Foundation is providing the logistics and field guides.

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Dead Dog

Skeleton of Tony Van Autemboer's dog of, a Belgian geologist in 1959.

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Antarctic Plateau

-38°C and a lot of wind. Hunting for meteorites with Belgian and Japanese scientists.

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Collecting data

Collecting snow accumulation data with Alain Hubert.

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Geology

Geologists reconstructing the history of our planet by investigating old rocks.

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