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Introduction Follow the first scientific Belgian Antarcic Research Expedition to the Princess Elisabeth Station in Antarctica. This is the BELISSIMA project (BELgium Ice-Sheet /Shelf-Ice Measurements in Antarctica). The expedition members are Frank Pattyn (ULB), Jean-Louis Tison (ULB), Denis Samyn (ULB), Bryn Hubbard (University of Aberysthwyth), and Kenny Matsuoka (University of Washington). From 18 November to 22 December 2008 we'll head south to the vicinity of the new Belgian Antarctic research station to pursue glaciological investigations of the transition between the ice sheet and the ice shelf. This will help us to better understand the current mass balance of the Antarctic ice sheet.