The BELDIVA-DELAQUA expedition for 2010 has left ! In Brussels Airport, Elie Verleyen (University of Gent) and Zorigto Namsaraev (University of Liège) took a flight in the evening of the 3rd January.
They joined a party of 5 persons, including a very important figure, David the cook! From my experience, I can tell that they will have nice meals! Moreover, Irina Gorodetskaya, a meteorologist from the University of Leuven, also departed. Her supervisor, Nicole Van Lipzig was waiving her goodbye, before going herself to Utsteinen on the 26th January. In addition, Wim Van Belle from Schneider, Luc Marot and Michael Durdu were going to work on the electronic installation of the Station.
In Frankfurt, they will be joined by the third BELDIVA member, Josef Elster (University of South Bohemia) and in Cape Town, Steve Roberts (British Antarctic Survey) will arrive directly from London. Then, the team of four will be complete and will wait in Cape Town for the flight to Troll and then, to Usteinen.
So, with this blog, we will try to keep you informed about the BELDIVA 2010 expedition, the activities and daily life of the four scientists involved. Cheers, Annick Wilmotte