The INTERACT network of more than 70 research stations hosts thousands of scientists every year who conducts research and monitoring activities from one or more stations. The station managers of the INTERACT stations have produced a report that provides an overview of research and monitoring activities conducted in the network.
This report is about the research and monitoring activities that are carried out at 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,... and northern alpine research stations in the INTERACT network. It presents an overview of scientific disciplines and monitored parameter groups, provides recommendations for a minimum monitoring programme and describes best practices for monitoring selected parameters through established scientific networks and programmes.
The book is published together with a searchable metadata database allowing scientists and other stakeholders to search out details on the different research and monitoring projects which have taken place at the INTERACT stations providing data for the book. The INTERACT metadata database can be accessed here.