20180614 station opened

station opened


20180610 workshop terrestrial flagship

workshop terrestrial flagship


20180515 seed vault

seed vault


20180513 shapes of time

shapes of time


20180508 warming arctic continues

warming arctic continues


20180427 trip 3 with Bernice

trip 3 with Bernice


20180422 excursion with AkzoNobel

excursion with AkzoNobel

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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<---tour the website

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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garbage handling

nordpol hotellet

marine laboratory

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Per Erik Hanevold

Per Erik Hanevold

Helge Markussen

Helge Markussen

Maarten Loonen

Maarten Loonen

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20180513, 10:30
shapes of time
20120616, 19:00
20100811, 16:03
fossile shells
20120813, 19:00
water bed

Latest message from our station log book
Margje de Jong - Mother bear and cub apparently moved from Storholmen to Prins Heinrich yesterday night/morning. They just walked behind town towards the glacier when we arrived.

posted 20-06-2018 at 15:25

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 14 sightings of 11 individuals. Most observed is gzup, seen 4 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.




Earth tide registration

Earth tide registration