Come to meet INTERACT during the POLAR2018 in Davos, Switzerland, on Wed 20th June at 12:30-14:00, Room A Wisshorn! Hear about the INTERACT Stations and their facilities, meet our fantastic TA Users and learn about their research, and find out how to utilize the different modalities of Transnational Access in your research!

The meeting is open to all POLAR2018 and Open Science Congress participants. Welcome!


12:30-12:35 Welcome and introduction to INTERACT Transnational, Remote and Virtual Access –Hannele Savela, University of Oulu/INTERACT, Finland

12:35-12:50 Station highlight 1: Ny Ålesund reseach stations offering TA, RA and VA in INTERACT –Christina Pedersen, Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway

12:50-13:00 Station highlight 2: TA related research possibilities at the Polish Polar Station Hornsund –Piotr Glowacki & Włodzimierz Sielski, Institute of Geophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland

13:00-13:10 VA highlight: Greenland Ecologic Monitoring (GEM) database and related possibilities for Virtual Access to data from research stations –Elmer Topp-Jorgensen, Aarhus University, Denmark (TBC)

13:10-13:20 TA User highlight 1: Access to Greenland, Norway and Canada to study shrub-tundra response in the 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 climateThe average weather we would expect over a long period of time (seasons, years, decades). Climate varies from place-to-place across the Earth. Climate is determined by long-term (over at least... More and environmental shift (S-TRACES) – Jiří Lehejček, Tomas Bata University, Czech Republic

13:20-13:30 TA User highlight 2: BIOENGLA – The microbiome of englacial habitats studied at Tarfala Research Station in Sweden –Alexandre Anesio, University of Bristol, UK

13:30-13:40 TA User highlight 3: TA User group adventure of field work and research to Greenland Institute of Natural Resources within the project COMICS-G  –Laura Zucconi & Fabiana Canini, University of Tuscia, Italy

13:40-13:50 TA User highlight 4: BiodiversityBiological diversity. The many and varied forms of life on Earth (collectively known as biota). As well as diversity of species (species diversity), there is also diversity within populations of a... More and EcologyThe study of living organisms in their environment, including where they are found and how they interact with their physical environment and with each other, for example through food webs.... More of the Arctic Intertidal and their Changes Over Timeas with TA to GINR and Arctic Station (BeaCh) –Catherine L. Waller, University of Hull & Hew Griffits, British Antarctic Survey, UK

13:50-14:00 Discussion & Closing of the meeting



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