A month ago, I flew to Longyearbyen to get my first Covid-vaccination. During the flight, I filmed a bit. Music is the traditional British song “The Snow It Melts The Soonest”, performed by Sting. Enjoy the snowy and icy scenery!
Life up here in Ny-Ålesund is simple, comfortable and rich. Although there is not a lot in terms of consumption and culture, the social contacts and the impressive nature are all over the place. Time goes by fast, scientists and other visitors come and go continuously. It is a repeating cycle of getting to know […]
Editing videos is fun, I discovered. Just like kayaking with Christelle. Oh, and apparently I speak seal fluently. Enjoy the drama and the tension 😉
A week ago, I navigated for the first time the little boat “Jean Floc’h”, which is one of the boats belonging to the AWIPEV station and used for science. It was a bit wavy, but therefore a good training! The video was shot by Yohann Dulong and edited by myself. Enjoy watching!
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!