Netherlands Arctic Station University of Groningen

Updated 2016-06-22

This station is one of many international stations in Ny-Aalesund, Svalbard. Traditionally research has focussed on the ecology of barnacle geese. The research now includes monitoring of plant production, vegetation change, insect phenology, arctic terns, snowbuntings, barnacle geese, reindeer and arctic foxes. Regular guests are Dutch institutions for marine research like IMARES and NIOZ and researchers from NIOO and VU.

The main objective is to study adaptations to climate warming and understanding dynamics of animal and plant populations.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1990 -
Data collection
1990 -
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Maarten J.J.E. Loonen

University of Groningen, Arctic Centre, Aweg 30, 9718 CW  Groningen, The Netherlands


+31509696056 / +4779026852 / +31507200449

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Biological effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Higher plants
Marine benthos
Terrestrial birds
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

- Terrestrial ecosystem, including freshwater

- Coastal 

- Human & socio-economic



Regions studied
Biological effects
Stations or areas where observations are made

Ny-Aalesund, Svalbard

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
Data availability and access

Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

AWI Bremerhaven, Germany and IPEV, France as consortium AWIPEV

Norwegian Polar Institute

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