20170719 bowhead whale

bowhead whale


20170719 zooplankton



20170718 grass growth

grass growth


20170717 visitor



20170717 storm



20170717 bear damage

bear damage


20170716 survival swim

survival swim

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
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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clearing snow

Arctic Mars Analog Svalbard Expedition

washing clothes

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Åshild Rye

Åshild Rye

Olav Lj&oslashkjel

Olav Ljøkjel

Annabelle de Vries

Annabelle de Vries

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20130605, 13:00
transport of equipment
20120811, 12:00
angel and butterfly
20100807, 14:00
white whales
20120813, 14:00
storholmen hut

Latest message from our station log book
Yuta Morii - We are back! Just on time!

posted 19-07-2017 at 17:00

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 1969 sightings of 298 individuals. Most observed is ybci, seen 49 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


London 3 / Netharlands

London 3 / Netharlands

Snowmobile garage

Snowmobile garage