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 to attendants of ASSW 2020 in Akureyri, Iceland, and to others via an on-line connection. A link to join the on-line conference will be provided closer to the meeting on the INTERACT website.

Date and time: March 30, 2020, at 10:30-15:30

Venue: Room L101, University of Akureyri, Iceland




10:30-11:00 INTERACT and Trans-national Access: the concept, results and legacy (Margareta Johansson, Lund University)

11:00-11:30 Station highlight: Toolik Research Station, USA (Syndonia Bret-Harte, University of Alaska Fairbanks)

11:30-12:00 TA User Project highlight: High interspecific and low intraspecific variation in heat resistance unveils species-specific threats for bumblebees under climate change (Baptiste Martinet, University of Mons)

12:00-12:30 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)

12:30-13:30 Lunch


13:30-14:00 Trans-national and Virtual Access – new innovations and way forward (Hannele Savela, University of Oulu)

14:00-14:30 TA User Project highlight: Insite to INTERACT TA -Broaden your HORIZONs (Saule Akhmetkaliyeva, Manchester Metropolitan University)

14:30-15:00 INTERACT matchmaking tools and guidelines for safe and efficient fieldwork (Elmer Topp-Jorgensen, Morten Rasch)

15:00-15:30 Station highlight: China Iceland Arctic Observatory, Iceland (Halldor Johannsson)

15:30-16:00 Reception to meeting attendants (snacks and beverages)

China Iceland Arctic Research Station (CIAO) offering Trans-National Access in INTERACT is located nearby Akureyri in Iceland.
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