20170401 Plans for 2017

Plans for 2017


20160416 tourists encounter wildlife on Spitsbergen

tourists encounter wildlife on Spitsbergen


20170405 2Dgrees on the ice

2Dgrees on the ice


20170228 ice on land not on water

ice on land not on water


20170125 interact h2020

interact h2020


20161214 100 year Kings Bay

100 year Kings Bay


20161109 a glimpse of dutch polar research

a glimpse of dutch polar research

The Netherlands Arctic Station

located on Spitsbergen in the northernmost village of the world, the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen has a research facility.

Postal address:
Netherlands Arctic Station, P.O.Box 1, N-9173 Ny-Ålesund, Norway
0031 50 7200 449 (Skypein number, with voicemail) or 0047 7902 6852

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visitors today sofar: 


logo of the station sponsor

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The two houses to the right form the station  

webcam panorama
university of groningen
facebook messages
station logbook

stories about our activities with photo's and video's
people in the station, inhabitants of the village, messages in our log
background information about a specific theme
management, history, safety, daily life, check lists en sponsors
maps, aerial pictures, inhabitants, webcam, buildings, history, weather and a village walk
marked barnacle geese, marked foxes and installations
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http://www.sees.nl http://www.rugsteuntstern.nl  
Videos made by the University of Groningen about the largest Dutch polar expedition and a crowdfunding project to study migration of terns
below a random selection of information in this website

Video's about places in Ny-Ålesund as hotspots in STREETVIEW

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train garage

exclosure experiment

clearing snow

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Per Erik Hanevold

Per Erik Hanevold

Simon Escall

Simon Escall

Olav Lj&oslashkjel

Olav Ljøkjel

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20140621, 21:30
mid-summer party
20120630, 16:00
symbiosis in plant roots
20100812, 21:33
grazing geese
20130605, 13:00
transport of equipment

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - The station is closed. Looking forward to my return next summer. Take care, stay safe. The stay will be open from mid June to mid August 2017.

posted 15-08-2016 at 10:00

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 4207 sightings of 542 individuals. Most observed is gvdz, seen 53 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

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Mechanic workshop

Mechanic workshop

Service building at quay

Service building at quay