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The top of the world

Published on
August 20, 2018

This summer, again two expeditions will go to Svalbard. The aim of the fieldwork is to characterize the beaches around Svalbard and to determine to what extent these beaches can be a landing spot for alien marine species. Follow the blog of Wageningen Marine Research!

"It was a dark and stormy night… No, actually it was a bright and sunny night when we arrived at Longyearbyen airport at 1:30am. With the midnight sun greeting us among the snow-capped mountains and rippling waters of the Adventfjorden, it felt like a totally different world – and that’s exactly what it is compared with the Netherlands!"