Researchers of Wageningen University & Research can regularly be found on and around Svalbard. For example, to do research on plastic waste, marine mammals and birds, alien species or climate change. Svalbard is also home to the ‘Svalbard Global Seed Vault’: a safe with genetic material from plant species.

Field work at Svalbard

– By: Martine van den Heuvel-Greve – Arrival at Svalbard This year we have a 3-women’s team of the Wageningen University and Research Centre conducting fieldwork in Ny-Ålesund, the research station at northwest Svalbard: Tinka Murk (professor in Marine Animal Ecology at Wageningen University), Isolde Puts (former student of Wageningen…

Expedition to Svalbard

Polar scientist Martine van den Heuvel-Greve will visit the Dutch Arctic station at Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, again from 12 – 27 June 2016. This year she is accompanied for her research by Tinka Murk (professor in Marine Animal Ecology at Wageningen University) and Isolde Puts (former student of Wageningen University). Follow…