January Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Linkedin Email An oyster reef to protect the coast, mangroves or willows in front of the dyke. Slowly but surely, a new insight is gaining ground: hard civil engineering interventions by themselves are not a panacea. Nature seems willing to help us keep the upper hand over the advancing waves and rising sea levels and provides us with new sources of food and income.(© Christiaan van Sluis) Wageningen Marine Research regularly undertakes expeditions in the Arctic, based at the arctic station in Ny-Ålesund on Svalbard. In 2016, the researchers kept a blog about their work and their encounters with, among others, John Kerry and polar bears. Researchers of Wageningen Marine Research go on expeditions and conduct annual surveys at sea: in the North Sea, but also in the Caribbean, the Arctic and Antarctica. During these trips, the researchers post updates in a blog, so you can follow their findings.