20170721 happy birthday

happy birthday


20170721 kittiwakes at glacier

kittiwakes at glacier


20170721 living conditions

living conditions


20170720 pollution?



20170719 bowhead whale

bowhead whale


20170719 zooplankton



20170718 grass growth

grass growth

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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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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information centre

norwegian polar institute

Japanese station

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Sanne Moedt

Sanne Moedt

Mare van den Heuvel

Mare van den Heuvel

Maarten Loonen

Maarten Loonen

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20120626, 14:55
hitch hikers
20100812, 21:33
grazing geese
20140724, 11:00
a bird song
20110702, 12:30
minky whale

Latest message from our station log book
Eefje de Goede - Annabelle en ik gaan vandaag de plotjes vlak achter het vliegveld bemonsteren. We zijn rond 5 uur terug.

posted 24-07-2017 at 09:04

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 2155 sightings of 302 individuals. Most observed is ybci, seen 51 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

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Old satelite tracking station

Old satelite tracking station

Harbour storage

Harbour storage