20180808 tall grass

tall grass


20180806 long boatride

long boatride


20180806 skua herds

skua herds


20180805 ready to fly

ready to fly


20180803 plant photography

plant photography


20180803 glacier foreland

glacier foreland


20180803 filming waterlife

filming waterlife

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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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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diving at work

norwegian polar institute

washing clothes

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Turid Lie Vilkensen

Turid Lie Vilkensen

Nick Cox

Nick Cox

Ryan Wiliam de Wolf

Ryan Wiliam de Wolf

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20120720, 14:00
road maintenance
20120815, 14:00
effects of grazing
20120616, 19:00
20140724, 15:30
departure Willemijn

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - It was a beautiful trip in a calm fjord full with ice blocks. No special observations. I am back.

posted 11-08-2018 at 17:29

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 2289 sightings of 400 individuals. Most observed is unri, seen 60 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.




Netherlands Arctic Station / London 2

Netherlands Arctic Station / London 2