INTERACT network of research stations
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The highly illustrated popular science book contains stories of cutting-edge Arctic research from landscape-forming processes to the Peoples of the Arctic, as told by scientists supported by INTERACT Transnational Access (download here).

INTERACT Station Catalogue: a travel catalogue for researchers looking for their ideal research and monitoring sites (download here).


INTERACT book on management practices: a guide for managers of research stations in arctic and northern alpine areas (download here).

INTERACT Research and Monitoring

Report on research and monitoring at INTERACT stations and associated database, click here.

The Interact project will provide a platform for exchange of information between research station managers and other participants. This is done though the Station Managers Forum.

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Welcome to INTERACT - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic

INTERACT is an infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, a circumarctic network of currently 71 terrestrial field bases in northern Europe, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland as well as stations in northern alpine areas. INTERACT specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the European Arctic and beyond, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access program.


The project, which is funded by the EU, has a main objective to build capacity for identifying, understanding, predicting and responding to diverse environmental changes throughout the wide environmental and land-use envelopes of the Arctic. This is necessary because the Arctic is so vast and so sparsely populated that environmental observing capacity is limited compared to most other latitudes.

INTERACT is multidisciplinary: together, the stations in INTERACT host thousands of scientists from around the world who work on projects within the fields of glaciology, permafrost, climate, ecology, biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling. The INTERACT stations also host and facilitate many international single-discipline networks and aid training by hosting summer schools.

Access to the Arctic

INTERACT station managers and researchers have established partnerships that are developing more efficient networks of sensors to measure changing environmental conditions and the partnerships are also making data storage and accessibility more efficient through a single portal. New communities of researchers are being offered access to Arctic terrestrial infrastructures while local stakeholders as well as major international organisations are involved in interactions with the infrastructures.

The trans-national access component is crucial to building capacity for research in the European Arctic and beyond. INTERACT offers access to 22 stations in the northernmost Europe and the Russian Federation. It will give opportunities to researchers to work in the field in often harsh and remote locations that are generally difficult to access. In return, the input of new researchers will lead to cross fertilisation, comparative measurements at different locations and new research directions at the individual infrastructures.

Join the network

If you wish to join the network as Observer Station INTERACT encourage you to apply to join. There are currently 38 observer stations and they are important parts of the network and new ones are welcome to apply to join INTERACT’s activities, meetings and workshops. You join by sending a request to INTERACT coordinator Prof Terry V. Callaghan

Feature Articles

Video: Introducing INTERACT

Learn about INTERACT via our video (YouTube)...

Field sites

Papaver radicatum. Photo:Henning Thing


24 November 2015

INTERACT at the Arctic Days in Moscow

INTERACT presented at the plenary session at the Arctic Days in Moscow

26 October 2015

Fresh from the print: INTERACT Stories of Arctic Science

The latest addition to the INTERACT products, a highly illustrated popular science book INTERACT ...

08 October 2015

Registration open to new on-line course “The Changing Arctic”

On-line course “The Changing Arctic” presents a range of topics from the forefront of Arctic ...

02 August 2015

TA call for ACTRIS2 infrastructures

ACTRIS-2 (Aerosols, Clouds, and Trace gases Research InfraStructure) is offering transnational ...

Arctic hare. Photo: Christian Martin Glahder
Walrus. Photo:Henrik Spanggaard Munch

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