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1 April 2011 13:30

Netherlands Expedition to east-Svalbard, Edgeøya

A scientific expedition to the Arctic. From July 30 till August 13 2012 we sail with a cruise boat to the eastern side of Svalbard and circumnavigate several times the island Edgeøya. The boat is filled with scientists and students from the Netherlands, which will run their scientific programs. In total there is room for 100 people.

We will investigate the human footprint in one of the last remote wilderness areas. It is a place with rapid changes due to recent warm periods with earlier disappearing sea ice.

More than 25 years ago, the island has been focus for ecological studies by Dutch scientists. We will disclose all the old data and collect new data. The new expedition is bigger and multi-disciplinary. Details can be found on http://www.sees.nl

Screenshot of the website http://www.sees.nl

Map of Edgeøya, published in a book by the Arctic Centre of the University of Groningen.

Left: latest news about the sees expedition via twitter

A collection of reindeer skulls collected on Edgeøya in the seventies.

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