16 - 28 juli 2017
Martine van den Heuvel-Greve of Wageningen Marine Research again travels to the Arctic circle, Svalbard, to research the various effects of human activities on marine life.
Among others, she investigates the toxicity of oil, the pollution by a local coal mine and tests a new method to determine the presence of new species. The other team members are Frits Steenhuisen, environmental scientist of the Arctic Centre of Groningen University, and two assistants: Michiel Klaassen (research assistant) and Mare van den Heuvel (Martine's daughter). Martine, Michiel and Mare will each write blogs about their experiences and the research.