20200317 white fox

white fox


20200402 cold winter

cold winter


20200331 NySMAC digital

NySMAC digital


20200324 national maritime museum

national maritime museum


20200323 lake experiment

lake experiment


20200319 aurora borealis

aurora borealis


20200303 corona virus

corona virus

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
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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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nordpol hotellet

washing clothes

new storage hall

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Raphaëlle Ugé

Raphaëlle Ugé

Arthur Kvammen

Arthur Kvammen

Piotr Kupiszewski

Piotr Kupiszewski

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20160613, 13:45
typhoon testing
20090622, 12:00
counting eggs
20120811, 12:00
angel and butterfly
20130103, 12:00
polar bears eating goose eggs

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - Polar bear from Thiisbukta to Prins Heinrich seen by Zengwang, who had to hide in a hut.

posted 16-08-2019 at 10:18

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 2940 sightings of 436 individuals. Most observed is yauf, seen 46 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

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The cowshed

The cowshed

Amundsen mast

Amundsen mast