20200807 arctic amplification

arctic amplification


20200806 our view

our view


20200806 swimming in icy water

swimming in icy water


20200803 SEES.nl expedition

SEES.nl expedition


20200805 searching ringed geese

searching ringed geese


20200805 soil microbiology

soil microbiology


20200804 fourth goose catch

fourth goose catch

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
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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

clearing snow

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Maarten Loonen

Maarten Loonen

Karin  Taraldsen

Karin Taraldsen

Vera Sklet

Vera Sklet

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20130602, 13:00
shooting practice
20120720, 14:00
road maintenance
20110724, 16:00
ossian sars
20140616, 10:00
student research: arctic tern

Latest message from our station log book
Margje de Jong - We were all back in time for dinner. The number of geese has decreased a lot at Gerdoya, but Catharina managed to read 4 rings. No neckband geese. Now it is time for swimming.

posted 05-08-2020 at 17:44

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 2457 sightings of 264 individuals. Most observed is yasj, seen 58 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

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Steamtrain from 1917-1959

Steamtrain from 1917-1959

NIPR-Japanese station

NIPR-Japanese station