20180711 no see ums

no see ums


20180715 hair dresser

hair dresser


20180715 mini springtails

mini springtails


20180715 red balloon

red balloon


20180714 bird hide

bird hide


20180713 longtailed duck

longtailed duck


20180713 tern paradise

tern paradise

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

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

washing clothes

harbour master and storage

train garage

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Armin Elbers

Armin Elbers

Per Erik Hanevold

Per Erik Hanevold

Saga Svavarsdottir

Saga Svavarsdottir

Selection of weblog pages with video's

Click on the picture to see the page with video
20100811, 16:03
fossile shells
20170731, 18:30
tasting glacier ice
20090624, 11:00
lactating fox
20140615, 19:30
student research: fleas

Latest message from our station log book
Eefje de Goede - some more sampling this afternoon! Back before 7.

posted 17-07-2018 at 13:08

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 1244 sightings of 345 individuals. Most observed is unri, seen 59 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Mechanic workshop

Mechanic workshop

Unused hut (cabin)

Unused hut (cabin)