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We bring polar science adventures to your doorstep.

Polar expeditions have at all times been regarded as mysterious and inaccessible because of the remoteness and harshness of the regions in which they take place. Telling polar stories has always been a source of inspiration for the younger generation; they have long both intrigued and frightened. Today, in the face of climate change and environmental degradation, telling these stories becomes even more essential as they provide evidence of disappearing environments. Although we believe that unnecessary travels to these regions are not the solution to these issues, we do believe that telling the story of these scientific expeditions can serve as a tool to protect them.

Ongoing expeditions



Oceanographic campaign

RV Belgica

July - August 2023


Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Ghent University, Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research & Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Past expeditions



Oceanographic campaign

RV Belgica

June - July 2023


Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Universiteit Antwerpen, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Gothenburg University, British Antarctic Survey, University of Bonn, University of Iceland & University of Southern Denmark


Oceanographic campaign

RV Polarstern

December 2022 - March 2023

Bellingshausen & Amundsen Seas, Antarctica

Alfred Wegener Institute, University of Bremen, TU Dresden, British Antarctic Survey, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Ghent University 



Oceanographic campaign

RV Australis

February - March 2023

Grandidier Channel, Antarctic Peninsula

Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ghent University & University of Liège

Tell us your story

Do you participate in a polar expedition & want to share your story with the public? APECS Belgium offers you a platform for that. Contact us & the floor will be yours!


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