Effectively carrying out research in the field means being well-prepared in relation to planning and safe execution of the field activities. Together with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS),
INTERACT is developing a fieldwork planning handbook and a general practical field guide. The handbook will include recommendations for preparing for fieldwork, covering a wide range of topics such as health and safety, environmental issues, outreach, and country-specific sections on obtaining relevant permits. The field guide will be a practical guide to be carried into the field, providing recommendations on practical issues related to conducting field work at research stations. The handbook and field guide will be developed in cooperation with INTERACT station managers to make use of their wealth of expertise.