Preparations are being made for the expedition to Svalbard that will take place in the summer. In April 2015, the marine biologists of IMARES prepared some elements of the expedition, such as research planning, fieldwork locations, workwear and permits.
Photo: The expedition members: Roger Kirkwood, Andrea Sneekes, Sophie Brasseur, Meike Scheidat, Geert Aarts, Hans Verdaat, Martine van den Heuvel-Greve, Steve Geelhoed.
Marine biologists and sociologists of Wageningen UR, participate in the scientific expedition SEES (Netherlands Scientific Expedition Edgeøya Spitsbergen) to Spitsbergen, which takes place from 19-28 August 2015. This group of scientists will study the distribution of whales and seabirds, the ecology of seals and walruses, the effects of human use of nature, and social science research on the different perspectives of researchers, tourists and local residents of Svalbard.