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Interact logoUiT Logo eng posINTERACT - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic

Project Duration: 2016 - 2020

INTERACT is an EU Horizon 2020-funded infrastructure project of terrestrial research stations throughout the Arctic and adjoining forest and alpine regions. The current second phase of the project builds on the developments made during the first phase, which in turn builds on the SCANNET network of field stations situated in all eight Arctic countries.

INTERACT Station MapINTERACT brings together an advanced community to build capacity for identifying, understanding, and responding to diverse environmental changes throughout the Arctic and adjoining regions. The project provides a long-term legacy by mentoring and educating the next generation of researchers as well as by providing a one-stop-shop for provision of northern data and services. INTERACT brings together station managers, technology development experts, the scientific community as well as major international organisations and educational establishments, providing a well-balanced and truly integrated circumpolar network.

Trans-national access is provided through INTERACT to provide opportunities for researchers from Europe and beyond to carry out research at the more than 80 terrestrial stations that are part of the network. In return, the improved access has led to more collaboration, better measurements across more regions, new research directions at individual stations, and much improved capacity across the network.

Find out more about INTERACT on the project website: https://eu-interact.org     

euflagINTERACT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

APECS involvement in INTERACT

APECS in cooperation with UiT The Arcitc University of Norway is participating in INTERACT particularly through the Station Managers Forum. This forum provides a platform for knowledge exchange between research station managers, project participants, as well as external partners and stakeholders. Specifically, APECS is contributing to the project by producing:

  • Fieldwork Planning Handbook (published in May 2019)
  • Practical Field Guide (published in September 2019)
  • videos of INTERACT Stations

 

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