Overview of ongoing Belgian research projects

National Belgian Report to SCAR on Research activities in Antarctica.

NationalReportBNCAR2016 _Pub


ICECON Constraining ice mass changes in Dronning Maud Land

Radar preparations during the 2010 BELISSIMA expedition in Antarctica

IceCon is a project funded by the Federal Science Policy Office (BELSPO) and aims at constraining past and current mass changes of the Antarctic ice sheet in the coastal area of Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica.

It comprises 6 partners of several Belgian and foreign institutions, i.e. Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Royal Observatory of Belgium (ROB), University of Luxembourg (UL), Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI), and Aberystwyth University (AU).

The IceCon project aims at a better understanding of the past and present ice volumes and extension of the Antarctic ice sheet in Dronning Maud Land (DML) through a new series of measurements and observations in conjunction with ice sheet system modelling.