Welcome to Arctic Daily!

A daily glimpse of my time in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard as Logistics Engineer for the AWIPEV polar research station.

Beware of polar bears!

Beware of polar bears!

There is about 3000 of them living in and around Svalbard, so many that it's highly unlikely, maybe even impossible that I will not see any in the next months. There is usually very little problems, but we are all trained and always carry a weapon outside of town. If you want to know more, the Norwegian Polar Institute has a great document about living alongside them here in Svalbard.

Environ 3000 ours polaires vivent dans la région du Svalbad et environs. C'est donc très peu probable, voir impossible que je n'en croise pas dans les prochains mois. Ces rencontres sont rarement problématiques, mais nous sommes tous formés et emmenons systématiquement une arme lors de nos sorties autour de la ville. Cliquez ici pour en savoir plus (Anglais).

Longyearbyen. So long, phone

Longyearbyen. So long, phone

On my way to the land of black and white

On my way to the land of black and white