The Transnational Access User Community consists of all previous and current INTERACT TA/RA Users, as well of those interested about INTERACT Transnational/Remote Access. The TA User Community facilitates networking and knowledge exchange and fosters communication between researchers, networking of inter-related projects, and collaboration in working together on major and widespread issues and learning from each other. Various activities take place in the framework of the TA User Community, including multiple face-to-face and on-line meetings, webinars, social media activities and a soon-to-be launched TA Ambassador programme.

Forthcoming events

INTERACT TA User Community Meeting (On-line)

The meeting highlights the concept and results of INTERACT Trans-National, Remote, and Virtual Access, and showcases research stations offering TA and TA User Groups utilizing different modalities of access. The meeting will also look into the future of INTERACT by introducing the participants with new innovations and ambition for Trans-National Access and with the Station Managers’ Forum activities taking place in 2020-2023, during the new EU-H2020 funding period for INTERACT III. The meeting is open for everyone. Welcome!

Date and time: March 30, 2020, at 09:30 – 15:00 CET (UTC+1)

Venue: Zoom on-line platform at


09:30-10:00 INTERACT and Trans-national Access: the concept, results and legacy (Margareta Johansson, Lund University)
10:00-10:30 Station highlight: Toolik Research Station, USA (Syndonia Bret-Harte, University of Alaska Fairbanks)
10:30-11:00 TA User Project highlight: High interspecific and low intraspecific variation in heat resistance unveils species-specific threats for bumblebees under climate changeAccording to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, climate change is change in the climate of the whole Earth or a region of the Earth that is believed... More (Baptiste Martinet, University of Mons)
11:00-11:30 TA User Project highlight: Annual rings from far north to better understand long-term growth drivers of Juniperus communis L.: the most widespread woody species of the Northern hemisphere (Angela Luisa Prendin, University of Padova)

11:30-12:30 Break

12:30-13:00 TA User Project highlight: Insite to INTERACT TA -Broaden your HORIZONs (Saule Akhmetkaliyeva, Manchester Metropolitan University)
13:00-13:30 Trans-national and Virtual Access – new innovations and way forward (Hannele Savela, University of Oulu)
13:30-14:00 INTERACT matchmaking tools and guidelines for safe and efficient fieldwork (Elmer Topp-Jorgensen, Aarhus University. Morten Rasch, University of Copenhagen)
14:00-14:30 Station highlight: Sonnblick Observatory (Elke Ludewig, ZAMG)
14:30-15:00 Discussion and closing of the meeting

Past events

17 March 2020 (10:00-11:00 CET, UTC+1) Webinar for TA/RA applicants. Watch the webinar recording from this link. (webinar slides)

4 September 2019 (13:00-14:00 CEST) Webinar for TA/RA applicants. Watch the webinar recording from this link. Webinar slides (pdf).

11 September 2018 (15:00-16:00 CEST) Webinar for TA/RA applicants. See the materials of an on-line webinar  to learn more about the most previous TA/RA Call, including the eligibility rules and application and evaluation process! Webinar recording (streaming link).

20 June 2018 (12:30-14:00 CEST) Room A Wisshorn. TA User Community Meeting at Polar2018 in Davos, Switzerland. The public side event focuses on different aspects of Transnational, Remote and Virtual Access from characteristics of each modality to application, evaluation and implementation of access in practice. Examples from previous INTERACT TA, RA and VA projects will highlight the potential of different modalities of access over a range of disciplines and studies. The meeting will facilitate networking among previous, current and potential TA, RA and VA users, and create added value by highlighting how access can be used to address large and complex arcticDefinitions of the Arctic vary according to environmental, geographical, political, cultural and scientific perspectives. Some scientists define the Arctic as areas having a high latitude, long winters, short, cool summers,... More system science questions, identified by international science organizations. What is the most suitable modality of INTERACT TA/RA/VA for your study? Come and learn more at the side event!

30 January 2018 (14:00-15:30 CET). TA User Community Webinar on Drones. The webinar provides basic knowledge on drones and their research use in Arctic environments, including the opportunities and challenges related to the use of drone technologies.The webinar topics include: Drone facts, overview and legislation, Drones in the INTERACT framework, User cases, examples and best practices on using drones in the field work, Resources, opportunities and challenges related to the use of drone technologies in Arctic environments.  Register to the webinar by 29th January by sending email to to receive a link to the on-line webinar platform. Materials: Programme (pdf), Drones in INTERACT, Webinar Recording, Webinar recording (downloadable file), Drones overview (Facts, Sensors, Legislation), User cases (User Case 1, User Case 2, User Case 3, User Case 4).

Social Media and outreach

The INTERACT Arctic Research blogs hosts several blogs contains postings from all around the Arctic! The blogs are kept by researchers conducting field work at different research stations of INTERACT network with support from Transnational Access. There will also be Station Managers blogging about their work and impressions on the ongoing summer field season. You don´t want to miss this!

INTERACT TA User Facebook group (closed) provides a direct, real-time communication channel between the INTERACT TA Users for exchange of experiences and information about current practical matters in Transnational Access, arctic reserach, and related topics.

EU-InterAct in Facebook the public social media channel of INTERACT. Like us and join the conversation!

Learn more about the research by the TA User Groups

The first 58 TA User Groups of the current INTERACT H2020 funding period conducted their field work with support from INTERACT TA/RA in s/s 2017 and a/w 2017-18. Learn more about the projects and the research they are doing from the on-line Project Summary Reports (in construction).

Find the publications by the TA User Groups

Various publications are in preparation by the TA User Groups as a result from the TA and RA to the INTERACT stations. From here you can find the listing of the published articles to learn more (in construction).

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