20160724 pirates ahoy

pirates ahoy


20160723 tug of war

tug of war


20160723 fjord count

fjord count


20160723 family pictures

family pictures


20160723 kids under the waterfall

kids under the waterfall


20160723 bear traffic

bear traffic


20160721 bear on island

bear on island

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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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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<---tour the website

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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processing a goose catch

street sale

marine laboratory

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Jesse Jorna

Jesse Jorna

Ole Řiseth

Ole Řiseth

Wojtek Moskal

Wojtek Moskal

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20140621, 21:30
mid-summer party
20140715, 09:15
20110814, 15:00
polar bears and nesting barnacle geese
20120629, 18:45

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - We were back at 21:03 and had a nice meal.

posted 23-07-2016 at 22:16

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 3015 sightings of 438 individuals. Most observed is gvdz, seen 41 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Balloon hut

Balloon hut

Museum hut

Museum hut