9 July 2008 14:30
|From 2 till 9 July, two people from the national news on the public network are gathering news in the village.
From 21 July, the national news will broadcast 4 3-minute-specials about the consequences of climate change in the arctic.
Marieke de Vries and Hans Struik are enthusiastic about the opportunities in this village.
Video reports at the bottom of this page
|Together, we go searching for a spot where a photo from a glacier was taken in 1918. The glacier has shown a spectacular retreat. We all are impressed by the change, but aklso by the beauty of the site, the rumbling of falling ice in the glacier and the amount of blue icebergs in the fjord. More about calving glaciers can be found here.|
|Why are there so many foreign stations in this village? Marieke interviews Oddvar Midtkandal, director of Kings Bay and me as station manager of the Netherlands Arctic Station. Earlier I have heard them talk about the length of Oddvar. How can you have some scenery instead of blue air behind the man while filming? On the left picture, you can see the solution. Place the director on the vulnerable tundra and film from a high point on the road!|
|Janwillem is interviewed for the special news for children. He tells about his research on arctic foxes.
In the evening broadcast there is a whole item from 0:26 till 0:50 and 6:50 till 9:10 minutes. You can view the Dutch broadcast by
During the afternoon, there is a short announcement from 3:00 til 3:40, which can be viewed here .
photo Maarten van der Voorde
|21 July 2008: summer ice extent||21 July 2008: insects||22 July 2008: polar bear|
|Mark Serreze and Nick Owens were still in town because of the Ny-Ålesund symposium.||Carl Petter Nielsen is checking the weather and tells about insects.||Polar bear footage from a cruise around Spitsbergen.|
|23 July 2008: glaciers||23 July 2008: arctic oil||24 July 2008: research stations|
|Maarten Loonen takes the journalists to a spectacular retreating glacier.||Predictions on large amounts of oil cause new dreams.||Why are there so many international research stations on Spitsbergen?|
|24 July 2008: tourism||25 July 2008: spitsbergen|
|Many tourists come to Spitsbergen. Why?||Dutch history on Spitsbergen|
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