INTERACT TA User Community: Current Arctic research addressing global challenges of the future

Tue 29th March at 9.30-13.00 CEST 

Join the INTERACT TA Community 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!

The meeting takes place during the ASSW2022 and it will be in a hybrid format with options for in-person and on-line attendance. On-line participation is free of charge.

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


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)

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