20200701 grass growth

grass growth


20200620 pollinating insects

pollinating insects


20200627 again a polar bear

again a polar bear


20200625 fleeing for a polar bear

fleeing for a polar bear


20200623 GPS neck collars

GPS neck collars


20200623 polar bear poop

polar bear poop


20200621 maping goose nests

maping goose nests

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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norwegian polar institute

amundsen mast

dog training

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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Sunniva Berge Mo

Sunniva Berge Mo

Sveinn Are Hanssen

Sveinn Are Hanssen

Hilde Jørgensen

Hilde Jørgensen

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20120813, 19:00
water bed
20080807, 16:00
imprinted goslings
20160531, 12:00
Snow condition
20110722, 11:00
fire drill

Latest message from our station log book
Rienk Fokkema - All goose families are now in one big flock and moved far away to the water edge at the airport cliff, so we gave up dropping collection for now.

posted 06-07-2020 at 01:09

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 615 sightings of 164 individuals. Most observed is yazu, seen 17 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Pumpstation at Tvillingvatnet

Pumpstation at Tvillingvatnet

Snowmobile garage

Snowmobile garage