20180515 seed vault

seed vault


20180513 shapes of time

shapes of time


20180508 warming arctic continues

warming arctic continues


20180427 trip 3 with Bernice

trip 3 with Bernice


20180422 excursion with AkzoNobel

excursion with AkzoNobel


20170505 trip 2 with Bernice

trip 2 with Bernice


20170502 trip 1 with Bernice

trip 1 with Bernice

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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launching a balloon with ozone probe

processing a goose catch

the making of streetview

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Per Erik Hanevold

Per Erik Hanevold

Rudolf Denkmann

Rudolf Denkmann

Åshild Rye

Åshild Rye

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20160613, 13:45
typhoon testing
20160726, 15:00
tern paradise
20140716, 16:00
penthouse nesting
20180427, 20:00
trip 3 with Bernice

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - The station is closed now. We returned home after a wonderful season. Thanks to all who helped us. We will be back next summer and in the meanwhile I will work on some more posts in the weblog

posted 20-08-2017 at 11:32

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 3195 sightings of 381 individuals. Most observed is ybci, seen 57 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Kayak hut

Kayak hut

Steamtrain from 1917-1959

Steamtrain from 1917-1959