20160628 fog



20160625 midsummer party

midsummer party


20160622 crew



20160621 independent



20160620 plumbing



20160619 glacier calving

glacier calving


20160618 bear 2 and 3

bear 2 and 3

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
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station logbook

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people in the station, inhabitants of the village, messages in our log
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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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museum hut

ringing geese in the boat house

book presentation in the artist hut

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Jesse Jorna

Jesse Jorna

Ole Øiseth

Ole Øiseth

Leif-Arild Håhjem

Leif-Arild Håhjem

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20130604, 14:00
visiting tern research in Germany
20140621, 21:30
mid-summer party
20120626, 14:55
hitch hikers
20120808, 18:50
ice cap

Latest message from our station log book
Margje de Jong - We are all back! It is getting more and more quiet on the islands, but busier in the village with goose families.

posted 29-06-2016 at 23:24

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 730 sightings of 303 individuals. Most observed is gvdz, seen 15 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

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Balloon hut

Balloon hut

NP-employee cabin

NP-employee cabin