20210917 it starts off small

it starts off small


20210922 PhD Margje de Jong

PhD Margje de Jong


20190829 geese and climate publication

geese and climate publication


20210910 monitoring birds during construction

monitoring birds during construction


20210910 popular publication in german

popular publication in german


20210804 pictures from the perfect day

pictures from the perfect day


20210804 a perfect day

a perfect day

The Netherlands Arctic Station

located on Spitsbergen in the northernmost village of the world, managed by the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen.
Postal address:
NL Arctic Station, P.O.Box 1, N-9173 Ny-Ålesund, Norway
0031 50 7200 449 (Skypein number) or 0047 7902 6852

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logo of the station sponsor

The two houses in the middle make the station  

tour the website
university of groningen
sees.nl expedition
arctic tern crowdfunding

stories about our activities with photo's and video's
people in the station, inhabitants of the village
background information about a specific theme
management, history, safety, daily life, check lists en sponsors
maps, aerial pictures, inhabitants, webcam, buildings, history, weather, village walk and official website
 sightings and other data
marked barnacle geese, marked foxes and installations
 messages in our log

latest message posted 16-08-2021 at 09:07

Polar bear did not want to leave the area. Seen on Prins Heinrich sleeping at 7:00.
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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 tern attack

plumbing problems

launching a balloon with ozone probe

Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

Click on a photo for more information about this person,
click here for all inhabitants present.
Espen Blix

Espen Blix

Vera Sklet

Vera Sklet

Christelle Guesnon

Christelle Guesnon

Selection of weblog pages with video's

Click on the picture to see the page with video
20080709, 14:43
20120808, 14:50
survival suit
20120626, 00:00
24 uur daglicht
20140715, 23:45
ground penetrating radar

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - Polar bear did not want to leave the area. Seen on Prins Heinrich sleeping at 7:00.

posted 16-08-2021 at 09:07

more entries in the log

Sightings of ringed barnacle geese

Total 1994 sightings of 325 individuals. Most observed is ybny, seen 42 times.

Panorama from Zeppelin mountain

For an actual view click here.


Satelite Receiving Antennas

Satelite Receiving Antennas

Mechanic workshop

Mechanic workshop