20200706 tea time

tea time


20200705 our home

our home


20200705 mesocosm experiment

mesocosm experiment


20200705 droppings for hormones

droppings for hormones


20200705 incubating arctic tern

incubating arctic tern


20200701 grass growth

grass growth


20200620 pollinating insects

pollinating insects

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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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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nordpol hotellet

ringing geese in the boat house


Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Jon Leithe

Jon Leithe

Piotr Kupiszewski

Piotr Kupiszewski

Bjørnar Martinsen

Bjørnar Martinsen

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20110724, 20:00
marble quarry re-discovered
20140723, 20:30
flowers that catch insects
20120811, 12:00
angel and butterfly
20080713, 15:30
gosling care

Latest message from our station log book
Rienk Fokkema - Margje, Tessa, Catharina & Rienk are going to the Gasebu cabin. See whether we encounter some geese on the way. Back before 12:00 (lunch) tomorrow.

posted 10-07-2020 at 18:39

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 1034 sightings of 182 individuals. Most observed is gbxt, seen 23 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

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NP-director cabin

NP-director cabin