A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between INTERACT and The IK Foundation at the INTERACT secretariat in Lund. IK Foundation is an independent non-profit organisation striving for a better understanding of natural and cultural history.
This MoU will promote cooperation between these two partners and especially encourage exchange of knowledge on best practices related to research stations’ establishment and management in harsh Definitions 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 conditions. The IK Foundation is currently planning to establish an unmanned field station on Svalbard.