Belgian Antarctic Meteorites: curation and research

BELSPO project

Total budget: €434,590

Duration: 2012-2019

Point of contact: Sophie Decrée


The objectives of this project, dedicated to Antarctic meteorites, were to establish and organise the meteorite curation facilities at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), through renovation of the storage room and installation of the material required for the curation task, to identify and classify the Antarctic meteorites, to make the Belgian collection of meteorites available for local and international researchers and to set up a Belgian research network on meteorites.