14 July 2012
|Today I arrived at the station and this evening we made a first walk in the environment.
Since Monday, Nico van den Brink and Martine van den Heuvel
were already here. They are eco-toxicologists from IMARES Wageningen University and have research experience in Antarctica.
They have done their first sampling with a boat, but needed to stay inside the village as they are not yet trained
in our safety procedures. But now we could make a nice walk to the mining area. A part of Ny-Alesund where
the history of coal mining has resulted in a special atmosphere where the disaster of the closure still can be re-lived.
On this picture from left to right: Martine, Nico and Maarten. Martine keeps a blog in Dutch on:
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