20210104 record world temperature in 2020

record world temperature in 2020


20210102 looking closer into shit

looking closer into shit


20201208 postdoc position

postdoc position


20201111 reindeer jaws

reindeer jaws


20200901 A pinhole camera's diary

A pinhole camera's diary


20200807 arctic amplification

arctic amplification


20200806 our view

our view

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
 sightings and other data
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

Click on the picture to start the video, click on the text to go to the location


restaurant and lounge

arctic tern attack

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

Click on a photo for more information about this person,
click here for all inhabitants present.
Sandra Graßl

Sandra Graßl

Marine Ilg

Marine Ilg

Rubén Balaño González

Rubén Balaño González

Selection of weblog pages with video's

Click on the picture to see the page with video
20120714, 21:00
rifle training
20140615, 19:30
student research: fleas
20090703, 16:00
moss cliff
20170621, 15:00
unwanted visitor

Latest message from our station log book
Margje de Jong - We were back before dinner. Christophe and Catharina sampled their last lake and we had a really nice hike. We saw still puffins and fulmars in the cliff. Also some pretty ptarmigan on the way back.

posted 17-08-2020 at 18:17

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 2613 sightings of 281 individuals. Most observed is yasj, seen 62 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Fuel station

Fuel station

Atmospheric Observatory

Atmospheric Observatory