Introducing INTERACT: Watch our video on Youtube...

Outreach: our aims

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 community-based 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:

Jan Dick
CEH Edinburgh
Bush Estate, Penicuik
Midlothian, EH26 0QB, UK

Mainly responsible for: Stakeholder engagement

Christer Jonasson
Abisko Scientific Research Station
S- 981 07 Abisko, Sweden

Mainly responsible for: Cooperation with UArctic;
local & indigenous knowledge

Lis Mortensen
Faroese Directorate of Earth and Energy
Brekkutun 1, FO-188 Hoyvik
Faroe Islands

Mainly responsible for: Citizen science program

Andrew Sier
CEH Lancaster
Bailrigg, Lancaster

Mainly responsible for: Outreach web pages

Research station staff explain the impact of climate change on the Arctic environment. Watch the video

INTERACT scientists are blogging about their work
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A recent INTERACT workshop on engaging local communities was featured on Saami TV (in Saami with Swedish subtitles).

Earlier in 2013, INTERACT's project meeting in Nuuk, Greenland was covered on Greenlandic TV  (Skip to 12:50 min. Greenlandic with Danish subtitles)

INTERACT scientists have worked with elders in the Faroes to tackle sea encroachment

INTERACT members talk with Scottish school children about climate change

Arctic art

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.
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