Preparations for the approaching summer field season are taking place with increasing speed, and the next months will see a record number of user groups conducting research with support from INTERACT Transnational Access. Also, the first projects implementing a new

Photo by Liane G Benning.

modality of transnational access –Remote Access- will take place in summer 2017.

Altogether 57 user groups are currently preparing for their Transnational Access visits to 33 INTERACT stations in the northernmost Europe, North-America and Russian Federation, as well as to stations located in northern alpine and forest areas.

The topics of the TA projects represent various fields of science, ranging from ecosystems and biodiversityBiological diversity. The many and varied forms of life on Earth (collectively known as biota). As well as diversity of species (species diversity), there is also diversity within populations of a... More to biogeochemical cycling and human dimension. A listing of the projects selected for Transnational Access in s/s 2017 and a/w 2017-18 will be available on the INTERACT website in April.  Detailed project descriptions are added with the project listing along the field season. 

Altogether, 43 research stations in INTERACT offer Transnational Access in 2016-2020, so there will be plenty of opportunities available for research, when the next TA Call opens in Sept 2017!

Spring will also foresee a new season of INTERACT Arctic Research Blogs. The blogs highlight the experiences of the researchers in the often demanding conditions and challenges faced in the field work, showcase interesting facts and findings, and present breathtaking photos from 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. Join the adventure!

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