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On the long-ignored scientific achievements of the Belgica expedition 1897-1899

De Deckker, Patrick


The Belgica expedition, which left Belgium in August 1897, was the first to spend 13 months continuously in Antarctic waters, before returning in late 1899. This was not only an exploratory venture, as new lands and oceans were charted, but more importantly it was an exceptional and successful scientific voyage. After the return of the expedition, a vast array of scientific data was processed and eventually 92 publications in some nine volumes funded by the Belgica Commission appeared over 40...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-06-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Polar Research
DOI: 10.1080/17518369.2018.1474695
Access Rights: Open Access


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