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A record number of projects to INTERACT Stations with Transnational Access in 2014

Preparations for the approaching summer field season are taking place with increasing speed, and the next six months will see a record number of user groups conducting research with support from INTERACT Transnational Access.

Photo by Hanna Frykman.

Altogether 140 researchers from 56 user groups in 14 countries are currently preparing for their Transnational Access visits to INTERACT stations in the northernmost Europe and Russian Federation. In addition, two projects will be conducting field work at two of the Canadian sites in INTERACT; one project at Whapmagoosstui-Kuujjuarapik with support from CEN and one project at Kluane Lake with support from AINA. The topics studied represent various fields of science, ranging from ecosystems and biodiversity to biogeochemical cycling and human dimension. A listing of the projects selected for Transnational Access in 2014 can be found from the TA webpages. Detailed project descriptions are added with the project listing along the field season.

Spring will also foresee a new season of INTERACT Arctic Research Blogs. The blogs highlight the experiences of the researchers in the often demanding conditions and challenges faced in the field work, showcase interesting facts and findings, and present breathtaking photos from the Arctic. Join the adventure at Arctic Research Blogs!