20220516 35 years ecology studies

35 years ecology studies


20220422 review paper terrestrial research

review paper terrestrial research


20220329 thesis Biyao Han

thesis Biyao Han


20210802 catch on solvatnet

catch on solvatnet


20220203 students for field season

students for field season


20220204 discussion on treaty continued

discussion on treaty continued


20220127 winterschool


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 17-08-2021 at 14:00

The helicopter of the governor is chasing the polar bear to the tip of the peninsula.
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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

storm alarm

nerc station UK


Inhabitants of Ny-Ålesund

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

Yohann Dulong

Jan Ivar Pettersen

Jan Ivar Pettersen

Inger Lise Naess

Inger Lise Naess

Selection of weblog pages with video's

Click on the picture to see the page with video
20210721, 21:00
fox attacks geese
20200727, 14:00
seabird count
20130706, 15:00
feeling alive
20180513, 10:30
shapes of time

Latest message from our station log book
Maarten Loonen - The helicopter of the governor is chasing the polar bear to the tip of the peninsula.

posted 17-08-2021 at 14:00

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.


Marine laboratory

Marine laboratory

NP-employee cabin

NP-employee cabin