20161007 arctic solargraphy

arctic solargraphy


20161005 new island in kongsfjorden

new island in kongsfjorden


20160930 plastic problem

plastic problem


20160815 bears interested in archeologists

bears interested in archeologists


20160902 first snow

first snow


20160815 farewell



20160813 stones are beautiful

stones are beautiful

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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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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boat house of the camebridge spitsbergen expedition

diving at work

exclosure experiment

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Hilde Jørgensen

Hilde Jørgensen

Simon Escall

Simon Escall

Randi Bjørsland

Randi Bjørsland

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20120805, 08:00
feather and coal
20110707, 09:55
20140715, 09:30
water taxi
20160726, 15:00
tern paradise

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - The station is closed. Looking forward to my return next summer. Take care, stay safe. The stay will be open from mid June to mid August 2017.

posted 15-08-2016 at 10:00

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 4207 sightings of 542 individuals. Most observed is gvdz, seen 53 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Geodetic laboratory

Geodetic laboratory

Post office

Post office