The call for Transnational and Remote Access is now open to 42 INTERACT stations across 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 and northern alpine and forest areas in Europe, Russia and North-America. The sites represent a variety of glacierA glacier is a large, persistent body of land-based ice that forms over many years where the accumulation of snow is greater than its loss (ablation). The ice in a... More, mountain, tundraA type of ecosystem in which tree growth is limited by low temperatures. The origin of the word is from from the Kildin Sami word tūndâr, meaning "uplands" or "treeless mountain tract". In the northern... More, borealNorthern, from Boreas, the Greek god of the north wind.... More forest, peatlandPeat is a soil type formed from slowly decomposing vegetation. It is found in wet areas where the lack of oxygen slows the breakdown of plant matter. Peatlands are areas... More and freshwater ecosystems, providing opportunities for researchers from natural sciences to human dimension. Transnational Access includes free access (either physical or remote) for user groups/users to research facilities and field sites, including support for travel and logistic costs.

Overall, INTERACT provides three different modalities of access: Transnational and Remote Access that are applied through annual calls, and Virtual Access which means free access to data from stations, available at all times through the INTERACT VA single-entry point.

The call is open on 12th August – 8th October 2019, and it is the last TA/RA call for our current EU-H2020 funding period. The call is targeted for access taking place between April and August 2020.  You can find the TA/RA Call information, stations available in the call, descriptions of stations and their facilities, and registration to the INTERACCESS on-line application system from the INTERACT website.

An on-line webinar will be held on Wed 4th Sept at 13:00-14:00 (CEST) to provide information about the ongoing TA/RA call and for answering any questions related to the application process and TA and RA in general. Join the webinar by clicking this link.

For any additional information, please contact the Transnational Access coordinator Hannele Savela, hannele.savela(at)oulu.fi.

Apply INTERACT Transnational Access to conduct research at the coolest places of the North!

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