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1 Finse Alpine Research Centre OBSERVER STATIONS
2 Svanhovd Bioforsk A NERC Arctic Station
3 Sverdrup Station B Netherland Arctic Station
4 Tarfala Research Station C Polish Polar Station – Hornsund
5 Abisko Scinetific Research Centre D Petuniabukta Station
6 Kilpisjärvi Biological Station E ALPFOR
7 Kolari Research Institute F Sonnblick Observatorium
8 Kevo Subarctic Research Station G Karkonoski Park Narodowy
9 Oulanka Research Station G Krkonoše Mountains National Park
10 Khibiny Educational and Scientific Station H Labytnangi Research Station
11 Mukhrino Field Station I Igarka Geocryology Laboratory
12 Nymto Park Station J Aktru Station
13 Samoylov Research Station K Igloolik Research Center
14 Spasskaya Pad Scientific Forest Station L Värriö Subarctic Research Station
15 Chokurdakh Scientific Tundra Station M Mars Arctic Research Station
16 Barrow Environmental Observatory N Kainuu Fisheries Research Station
17 Toolik Field station O Orotuk Field Station
18 Kluane Lake Research Center P NorthEast Science Station, Cherskii
19 Radisson Research Station Q Evenkian Field Station, Tura
20 Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik Station R Villum Research Station Station Nord
21 Clearwater Lake Station S Svartberget Research Statrion, Kryklan
22 Umiujaq Research Station T Hintereisferner Research Station
23 Bonifacier River Station U Hyytiälä Research Station
24 Salluit Research Station V Pallas-Sodankylä Station
25 Bylot Island X Adygine Station
26 Ward Hunt Island Observatory Y M&M Kłapa Research Station, Tatra Mountains
27 Arktisk Station Z Beliy Island Research Station
28 GINR Aa North west River Research Station
29 Sermilik Research Station Ab Polar Environment Atmospheric Research Laboratory PEARL
30 Zackenberg Research Station Ac M'Clintock Channel Polar Research Cabins
31 Litla-Skard Ad Nunavut Research Institute
32 Sornfelli Meteorological Station, FINI Ae Western Arctic Research Centre (WARC)
33 Cairngorms Af Rif Field Station
- Ag Elgeeii Forest Station
- Ah Avachinsky Volcanoe Field Station
- Ai Baikal Istmino Field Station

The Field Sites of INTERACT

The INTERACT infrastructure network is an existing and proven effective network of 33 terrestrial field bases throughout the Arctic. This network strategically samples the wide environmental and land-use envelopes of the Arctic and is also geographically diverse. It provides a wide range of disciplinary observations and research and gives outreach at all levels from shool students to Government Ministers. Twenty of the stations offer Transnational Access to user groups via INTERACT Transnational Access programme.

These infrastructures already provide and facilitate the research and observations that contribute to major environmental assessments such as the Millennium Assessment of Ecosystems, the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment, IPCC and the current Arctic Council’s Cryosphere Assessment (SWIPA, but the demands for innovative observation, research and outreach are accelerating.

To the network of INTERACT field bases is added an increasing number of stations with Observer Status.


Below is a figure of the location of the SCANNET/INTERACT infrastructures in environmental space. Note: (a) land use variation and intensity decreases from top to bottom on the figure, (b) the site numbers are not related to partner numbers.

Location of INTERACT stations in 'environmental space'

INTERACT stations: 1 Finse Alpine Research Center 2 Bioforsk Svanhovd Research Station 3 Sverdrup Station, Ny-Ålesund 4 Tarfala Research Station 5 Abisko Scientifi c Reseach Station 6 Kilpisjärvi Biological Station 7 Kolari Research Unit 8 Kevo Subarctic Research Station 9 Oulanka Research Station 10 Khibiny Educational and Scientifi c Station 11 Mukhrino Field Station 12 Numto Park Station 13 Samoylov Research Station 14 Spasskaya Pad Scientifi c Forest Station 15 Chokurdakh Scientific Tundra Station 16 Barrow Arctic Research Center/Barrow Environmental Observatory 17 Toolik Field Station 18 Kluane Lake Research Station 19 CEN Radisson Station 20 CEN Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik Station 21 CEN Clearwater Lake Station 22 CEN Umiujaq Research Station 23 CEN Boniface River Station 24 CEN Salluit Research Station 25 CEN Bylot Island Field Station 26 CEN Ward Hunt Island Station 27 Arctic Station 28 Greenland Institute of Natural Resources 29 Sermilik Research Station 30 Zackenberg Research Station 31 Litla Skard 32 Faroe Islands Nature Investigation (FINI) 33 Cairngorm. Observer stations: A NERC Arctic Research Station B Netherlands Arctic Station C Polish Polar Station – Hornsund D Petuniabukta Station E ALPFOR, Alpine Research and Education Station Furka F Sonnblick Observatory G Krkonoše (CZ)/Karkonosze (PL) National Park H Labytnangi Ecological Research Station I Igarka Geocryology Laboratory J Aktru Research Station K Igloolik Research Center