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News - Nocturnes 2017

Lecture P. De Deckker - The Belgica expedition 1897 - 1899

Learn about everything there is to know about the original Belgica expedition, which left Antwerp 120 years ago, and was the very first to overwinter in Antarctic waters. An amazing story of the discovery of the Gerlache Strait, and the collection of a vast amount of data in the fields of marine biology, meteorology, oceanography, sea floor sedimentology, sea ice and snow formation, and much more. All this while living in constant fear of the vessel being crushed , when the ship and scientists spent 13 months trapped in sea ice.


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