125 years RV Belgica

125 years ago, Belgian commander Adrien de Gerlache and his crew set sail to Antarctica onboard the Belgica, at the dawn of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration. They were the first ones to overwinter in Antarctic sea ice and safely return.

This year, Belgian marine biologist Gerlien Verhaegen, film director Meltse van Coillie, and glacial geologist Matthias Troch are returning to the icy realm of the Bellingshausen Sea onboard the German research icebreaker Polarstern. Follow their scientific endeavors and historic reflections via their blog and vlog.

Follow the track of Gerlien, Meltse and Matthias in real time via follow-polarstern.awi.de

Follow the vlog on Youtube

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