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.


29th March 2022 (09.30-13.00 CEST) on-site and on-line at ASSW2022. INTERACT TA Community Meeting “Current Arctic Research Addressing the Global Challenges of the Future”.

Register at to attend the meeting (choose “Business Meetings“ on 29th March). Registered on-line participants will receive links to join the meeting via email from the ASSW 2022 organizers in the morning of day the session takes place. On-line participation is free of charge.

Join the meeting to hear about the state-of-the-art in Arctic research supported by INTERACT Transnational Access, how INTERACT is responding to the current societal and geopolitical challenges, and about the possibilities for networking, collaboration and synthesis for the future.


09.30-09.45 INTERACT Transnational Access: the past, the present, and the future (Hannele Savela, Thule Institute, University of Oulu)

09.45-11.30 Highlight presentations (chair: Terry Callaghan, University of Sheffield)

09.45-10.00 High tech exploration of water flow inside glaciers (Maarja Kruusmaa, Tallinn University of Technology)

10.00-10.15 Biodiversity changes and microplastics on Arctic beaches (Cath Waller, University of Hull)

10.15-10.30 Fragile permafrost ecosystems in Siberian lowland tundra (Monique Heijmans, Wageningen University & Research)

10.30-11.00 Coffee break

11.00-11.15 Ensuring tourism and Arctic Peoples cooperate for mutual benefit (Niklas Labba, JNL Sámi Consultant)

11.15-11.30 Melting of Arctic glaciers and ice gaps and its impact on sea level (Bert Wouters, Delft University of Technology and Utrecht University)

11.30-11.50 Opportunities for networking (Margareta Johansson, Lund University)

11.50-12.10 Opportunities for synthesis (Terry Callaghan, University of Sheffield)

12.10-12.50 Synthesis Forum (chair: Terry Callaghan, University of Sheffield)

12.50-13.00 Conclusions and next steps (chair: Terry Callaghan, University of Sheffield)




15 Sept 2020 (10:00-11:00 CET, UTC+1) Webinar for TA/RA applicants. Webinar recording (link), and slides (pdf)

30 March 2020 (09:30 – 15:00 CET (UTC+1) 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. Programme (pdf). The recording of the meeting is available here.

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. 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!

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 arctic 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, 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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