20190817 BBC interview whalers

BBC interview whalers


20190918 INTERACT practical field guide

INTERACT practical field guide


20190811 polar bear ruins our plan

polar bear ruins our plan


20190810 whale cooking

whale cooking


20190809 Archaeology from above

Archaeology from above


20190808 Archaeology at Zeeuwse Uytkyk

Archaeology at Zeeuwse Uytkyk


20190707 Ytre Norsk√łya day 1

Ytre Norsk√łya day 1

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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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
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Video's about places in Ny-Ålesund as hotspots in STREETVIEW

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canoe hut


garbage handling

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Oddny Synnøve Moen

Oddny Synnøve Moen

Gwendal Hénaff

Gwendal Hénaff

Jon Widmark

Jon Widmark

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20090703, 16:00
moss cliff
20180513, 10:30
shapes of time
20140715, 14:00
summit marble island
20120808, 18:50
ice cap

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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Zeppelin atmospheric station

Zeppelin atmospheric station