Learn more about the Arctic environment, the scientific work supported by INTERACT and some of our outreach activities.
Launching the UK's first LTSER platform in the Cairngorms National Park
The UK's first Long-Term Social-Ecological Research (LTSER) platform - the Cairngorms National Park - has been launched. It includes the Cairngorms INTERACT research site. LTSER platforms promote using the data and infrastructure of long-term ecological research (LTER) sites coupled with social and economic research to aid sustainable management of an area.
Studying tree regeneration in Scotland: a citizen science project
A citizen science project is being developed, based at the Cairngorms INTERACT site in Scotland. The study concerns tree regeneration. An initial workshop has been held, along with field trials, and a full project is now being developed.
Using local knowledge to help address environmental issues
The land bridge between the north and south of the island of Nolsoy, Faroe Islands, is disappearing because of sea erosion and increased sea level. The 70m wide land bridge, is part of the village and its disappearance poses a threat to the community. Staff at INTERACT partner, Jardfeingi, interviewed ten elders in the village (aged between 60 and 90 years of age) about this erosion. This revealed the rate at which the bridge is eroding, and helped guide further field work, which can lead to a management plan.
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INTERACT brings you the Arctic Research blogs
INTERACT brings together numerous arctic and sub-arctic research stations and a key part of the project (the Transnational Access scheme) is to enable researchers to access these sites for their scientific research. We've invited scientists visiting these sites to write blogs about their visits. We've also asked station managers to write about life at their stations. Read these 'Arctic Research' blogs on our blog site and sign up to follow them by e-mail.
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Discussing climate change with Scottish school children
In April 2012, INTERACT project members Jan Dick and Chris Andrews of the NERC Centre for Ecology & Hydrology met with children of Aviemore primary school in Scotland to discuss climate change in the Cairngorms and further afield.
Find out what it's like working at a research station in Greenland from these weekly diaries.
What is it like to study a glacier? Find out in this blog from a team of scientists
As the Arctic wakes up from its polar night, Dr Adam Booth is leading a team of UK geophysicists on a two-week campaign of seismic investigations on Storglaciären, a mountain glacier in northern Sweden. He will be reporting on the expedition in a series of posts published here in GeoLog. The team's research is funded by INTERACT via it's Transnational Access scheme.
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What future for the Arctic?
This short article by INTERACT on the Nature and Biodiversity News & Views website explains some of the environmental changes taking place in the Arctic and invites your views.
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What is Arctic environmental research like?
Find out by reading these short articles from researchers who have visited the stations in the INTERACT network though our Transnational Access programme, as well as interviews with station managers, and more.