|On 18 februari 2014 we had a meeting at the naval base, where this picture is taken..
From left to right: Louwrens Hacquebord (RuG-AC),
Michael Stech (National herbarium),
Annette Scheepstra (WBPI), Henk Ottens (KNAG),
Eric Verheul (initiator, marine),
Maarten Loonen (RuG-AC),
Robert Lobbes (navy), Eelko Postma (KNAG) en Gerritjan van den Dam (head of operation, navy).
Niet op de foto: Peter Jordan (RuG-AC),
Adri van Vliet (NIMH), Kees Camphuysen (NIOZ) and Paul Middelberg (navy).|
We will embark on the Zr.Ms. Zeeland,
a new ocean patrol vessel of the Holland class.
We make a tour on a similar ship Friesland, because Zeeland is on patrol in the Caribean.
From the bridge, I made a picture of Groningen with on its side a FRISC.
For the University of Groningen, this expedition is special as Jan Mayen is 400 years ago discovered by a Dutch whaler. This year our university celebrates its 400 year anniversary.
The expedition is also a good excersise for the large scientific expedition to Edgeøya in August 2015
Since 1983, Jan Mayen has been visited by Louwrens Hacquebord and Kees Camphuijsen several times. With this expedition, we can extend a long time series of change,make a scientific publication and plan research for
the coming years.
|A painting from 1639 from Cornelis de Man showing a Dutch whale factory on Jan Mayen. In the background the Beerenberg, a large vulcano 2200 meters high.
This painting is hanging in our national gallery (Rijksmuseum), right above a display with woolen hats of 17th century whalers burried on Spitsbergen.|
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