INTERACT aims to inform and interact with the public, stakeholders and primary, secondary and tertiary students. In particular, we will work with people living in and around the Arctic. We aim to:
- Share current knowledge and future discoveries of the INTERACT partners in order to highlight the importance of the Arctic
- Alert people to environmental changes in and around the Arctic
- Influence attitudes towards Arctic environments and peoples’ behaviours
- Gather relevant information from stakeholders such as traditional/indigenous knowledge and through community monitoring programmes
- Work together with local people to contribute to local adaptation strategies to cope with the impacts of climate change in the Arctic.
Over the course of INTERACT we will develop a range of web-based material and run a range of community projects. An initial survey of user needs suggested that providing resources such as photos and videos is a good place to start, so we have developed a photo gallery. We're now building an online Arctic glossary, resources relating to citizen science and you can follow INTERACT using the range of social media sites listed on the right.
Contacts for INTERACT outreach work
Outreach work package team:
Mainly responsible for: Stakeholder engagement
Mainly responsible for: Cooperation with UArctic;
Mainly responsible for: Citizen science program
Mainly responsible for: Outreach web pages
Arctic art: paintings by Ann Davidson
Some of the images used in the Outreach section are works of art by painter Ann Davidson, who has travelled to Iceland and Greenland. She has also painted the landscapes of Sutherland, northern Scotland, where she grew up. Ann has developed a unique collage method to create stunning large images.
Research station staff explain the impact of climate change on the Arctic environment. Watch the video
INTERACT on TV!
A recent INTERACT project meeting was featured on Greenlandic TV (Skip to 12:50 min. Greenlandic with Danish subtitles)
Read about INTERACT and citizen science
INTERACT scientists are blogging about their work
INTERACT scientists have worked with elders in the Faroes to tackle sea encroachment
INTERACT members talk with Scottish school children about climate change