It has been two weeks since I arrived in Ny-Ålesund. My home for the coming 15 months. At 78.55 degrees North, where the sun won’t set until the end of August and where the mountains are still covered with a thick layer of snow. I regularly get questions about the structure and demography of Ny-Ålesund. […]
Spitsbergen offers a wonderful and fairly pristine environment, but with that come some dangers. Of course common dangers at home or at work (e.g. falling of stairs, throwing hot water over yourself) are present, but the rough environment poses some additional risks. In order to prevent such situations and to know how to act if […]
Sunset in Longyearbyen: 22:31h. Sunrise: 03:23h After 10 days of quarantine, we arrived today well in Longyearbyen, the capital city of Spitsbergen. Those 10 days of quarantine were not that bad, allowing us to even experience some Norwegian wildlife. Not only did we have the pleasure of meeting a moose, I also came across another […]
Hello everybody, welcome at the really first blogpost! First a short introduction. Our team exists of Gregory (stationleader), Yohann (logistics engineer) and me, Fieke (observatory engineer). At the moment we are in our quarantine hotel nearby the airport of Oslo and luckily, we have little fridges in our rooms. Gregory brought along 4 kilograms of […]
Welcome at Arctic reporter! From this website I will keep you updated about my overwintering in the research village Ny-Ålesund on Spitsbergen. Both personal blogs as well as more in-depth polar articles will appear regularly over here. Enjoy following Arctic reporter!