20190617 music and pinhole

music and pinhole


20190614 rifle training

rifle training


20190613 caged



20190613 exclosures in snow

exclosures in snow


20190612 terrestrial laboratory

terrestrial laboratory


20190611 defence attaché

defence attaché


20190610 burning fossil fuel

burning fossil fuel

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

coal cleaning plant

a windy day

museum hut

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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click here for all inhabitants present.
Vegard Kollstrøm Sand

Vegard Kollstrøm Sand

Lilian Martinsen

Lilian Martinsen

Sunniva Berge Mo

Sunniva Berge Mo

Selection of weblog pages with video's

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20130602, 13:00
shooting practice
20120813, 1700
collapsing glacier
20120714, 17:00
snow fence
20120616, 1800

Latest message from our station log book
Frigg Speelman - Frigg and Maarten are back. Beautiful island. We saw a humpback whale and minke whale on our way back.

posted 19-06-2019 at 18:41

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 2 sightings of 1 individuals. Most observed is gzup, seen 2 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Rocket assembly hall

Rocket assembly hall