20170728 mother and daughter

mother and daughter


20170730 tern chicks weighing

tern chicks weighing


20170728 boating course

boating course


20170731 tasting glacier ice

tasting glacier ice


20170807 field excursion for students

field excursion for students


20170729 first goose catch

first goose catch


20170727 Gerdøya


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

Click on the picture to start the video, click on the text to go to the location

arctic fox attacking geese

amundsen mast


Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Leif Arild Håjem

Leif Arild Håjem

Per Erik Hanevold

Per Erik Hanevold

Stig Pedersen

Stig Pedersen

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20140722, 11:30
high school research project
20140716, 16:00
penthouse nesting
20120714, 17:00
snow fence
20120805, 08:00
feather and coal

Latest message from our station log book
Yuta Morii - We are now in our village. Special special thanks to Spitsbergen. I really hope to keep in touch.

posted 13-08-2017 at 01:32

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 3131 sightings of 379 individuals. Most observed is ybci, seen 57 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.