Collecting water samples from a lake at 600 meters above sea-level in Greenland. Image: Antony Long.

Information to User Groups selected for TA

You have been granted INTERACT Transnational Access. Congratulations! 

From below, you can find information about the important next steps concerning your access visit. The instructions are specified station by station, so read the information regarding the station(s) where you have been granted TA, and proceed accordingly as soon as possible. 

New! Instructions on reporting of the used access, claiming of travel reimbursements and acknowledging INTERACT TA in publications and presentations are available on the right hand side tool bar of this page (added on 20th April).  

We are looking forward to the collaboration with you!

 

Alaska

Toolik Field Station

Contact Dr Syndonia Bret-Harte (msbretharte@alaska.edu) about information on the practical arrangements of your TA visit to Toolik.

 

 

Canada

CEN Whapmagoostui-Kujjuarapik

Researchers must rapidly reserve their stay at the station (www.cen.ulaval.ca/en/reservation_01.aspx) and contact Christine Barnard (christine.barnard@cen.ulaval.ca) if they require any information. Also, the local community must be contacted to be informed of the team’s research. The station manager and educators will gladly assist the team in this first contact and in organising outreach activities with the community.

WARC

 

The projects accepted for TA to WARC will need to obtain a Scientific Research License.  For more information about this, they should visit the website at http://nwtresearch.com/licensing-research/scientific-research-license and/or contact the Licensing Coordinator, Niccole Hammer at niccole.hammer@auroracollege.nt.ca .  It is recommended that applications are submitted at least three months before the proposed date of data collection.  For Logistical Support (i.e., accommodation, lab space, equipment rental, etc.), the projects need to submit a Logistical Support Request form to the Logistics and Administration Assistant, Bessie Rogers at logistics@nwtresearch.com.  The form for this can be obtained at http://nwtresearch.com/logistics-support.   

In addition to the above, the projects should contact either Bessie Rogers or station manager Erika Hille  (erika.hille@auroracollege.nt.ca )  to go over their plans for the field work.

Kluane Lake Research Station

Rapidly reserve your stay at the station at  https://arctic.ucalgary.ca/webform/make-reservation-klrs, and contact Dr Melanie Paulson and Dr Maribeth Murray (klrs@ucalgary.caOR arctic@ucalgary.ca) to start the practical arrangements of your group's TA visit.

 

Faroe Islands

FINI

Contact station manager Lis Mortensen (lm@jf.fo ) at your earliest convenience for information on the practical arrangements of your visit.

 

Finland

Kilpisjärvi Biological Station 

For visiting Kilpisjärvi, please contact Ms Pirjo Hakala (pirjo.hakala@helsinki.fi) at the station administration for practical arrangements related to your visit.    

Pallas-Sodankylä Station

Contact Leena Leppänen (leena.leppanen@fmi.fi )with cc to Timo Sukuvaara and Riitta Aikio (timo.sukuvaara@fmi.fi, riitta.aikio@fmi.fi) as soon as possible for information on the practical arrangements related to your TA visit.  

Hyytiälä Forestry Research Station

Please contact Dr Jaana Bäck (jaana.back@helsinki.fi) at your earliest convenience for advice on the practical arrangements of your visit.

Oulanka Research Station

Contact station manager Dr Riku Paavola (riku.paavola@oulu.fi ) as soon as possible to discuss whether a research permit to Oulanka National Park is required, depending on the studied species and invasiveness of your study. The permit application process requires 3.5 months, so it is therefore necessary to clarify the issue immediately to ensure the success of your study.  Also, contact Ms Raija Kivelä  (raija.kivela@oulu.fi ) at the Oulanka station administration for room reservations and other practical arrangements related to your visit.  

Kevo Subarctic Research Station

Contact Ms Elina Vainio (elina.vainio@utu.fi) at the station administration for practical arrangements related to your visit, and station manager Dr Otso Suominen (otso.suominen@utu.fi ) at your earliest convenience to discuss whether a research permit application for sampling or to  access the Kevo Strict Nature Reserve is required for conducting the study.

 

Greenland

Zackenberg Research Station 

Projects who have been granted INTERACT TA should apply for access permit to the station or update their application at www.zackenberg.dk/access by 10th March, 2017. In questions regarding the visits to Zackenberg, please contact zackenberg@au.dk

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR)

Download and read the attached files, including an application form for going to GINR, the booking form for going to Kobbefjord field site, and the GINR Site Manual. The applicants should send both forms directly to the station manager Katrine Raundrup (kara@natur.gl ) as well as contact her with any questions related to the granted TA.

Arctic Station

Fill in the form at http://arktiskstation.ku.dk/english/stay/  to inform the station administration about your visit as soon as possible. You can also contact Ms Gitte Henriksen (gin@science.ku.dk ) at the station administration for advice on the practical arrangements related to your visit.   

Sermilik Research Station

Contact Dr Verner Brandbyge Ernstsen (vbe@ign.ku.dk) at your earliest convenience for advice on the practical arrangements related to your visit to Sermilik.

Villum Research Station

The successful projects should contact VRS logistics manager Jørgen Skafte (jska@envs.au.dk ) at their earliest convenience for arrangements related to the granted access.

 

Iceland

Rif Field Station

Contact station manager Jónína Sigríður Þorláksdóttir  (jonina@rifresearch.is) for any practical arrangements of the TA visit. Also, fill out the station application form that can be found from https://rifrannsoknir.wordpress.com/applications/, and send it to the before mentioned e-mail address prior to the visit.

 

Norway

NIBIO Svanhovd Research Station

For visiting NIBIO Svanhovd, please contact Snorre Hagen (snorre.hagen@nibio.no) and Paul Eric Aspholm (paul.eric.aspholm@nibio.no) for the practical arrangements related to your visi

Finse Alpine Research Center

Contact the director of the field station, Dr Torbjørn Ergon (t.h.ergon@ibv.uio.no) at your earliest convenience for more information related to your TA visit to Finse.

 

Poland

M&M Klapa Research Station

Contact Dr Zofia Raczkowska (raczk@zg.pan.krakow.pl ) with cc to Dr Staszek Kedzia (kedzia@zg.pan.krakow.pl ) at your earliest convenience for information on the practical arrangements of  the visit.

 

Russia

Khibiny Educational and Scientific Station

Contact station manager Dr Yulia Zaika (yzaika@inbox.ru ) as soon as possible for visa and other arrangements of the planned visit.

 

Aktry Research Station, Khanymei Research Station and Kajbasovo Research Station

The successful applicants should contact Prof. Sergey Kirpotin (kirp@mail.tsu.ru) and Ms Olga Morozova (dolcezzamia@mail.ru)  as soon as possible for practical arrangements related to their visits.

 

Station Samoylov

The field work and related investigations have to be planned in consultation with the station manager to identify overlap and synergies with other groups working on the Research Station Samoylov Island and their partners.

Contact Dr Anne Morgenstern (Anne.Morgenstern@awi.de) as soon as possible for information concerning the practical arrangements related to your visit.  

Mukhrino Field Station -Nymto Park

Contact Mukhrino station manager Elena Lapshina  (e_lapshina@ugrasu.ru) as soon as possible for advice on travel and visa arrangements. The accepted TA projects should also fill in an on-line reservation form to the station at  https://mukhrinostation.com/for-visitors/ 

 

Svalbard

Polish Polar Station, Hornsund

The successful applicants should contact Dr Włodzimierz Sielski (sielski@igf.edu.pl) as soon as possible for practical arrangements related to their TA visits.

Czech Arctic Station, Petuniabukta (CARS-PETUNIA)

Contact Dr Alexandra Bernardova (alex.bernardova@gmail.com ) as soon as possible for advice on the practical arrangements of your TA visit.

Sverdrup Station

The booking to Sverdrup station should be done through the system Research in Svalbard (RiS). First the user have to register a project, get it approved, and then he/she can do a booking to Ny-Ålesund and Sverdrup station. Information about Sverdrup station. Information about Research in Ny-Ålesund. Questions can be directed to the station leader: stasjonsleder@npolar.no.

NERC Arctic Station

Projects who have been granted INTERACT TA must fill in the NERC Station application form. The form, instructions how to fill it in, and where to send the form can be found from the UK Arctic Research Station guidelines. In addition, the projects must as soon as possible register on the Research in Svalbard web site www.researchinsvalbard.no. Once registered, the project receives a RiS number which is used when making flight booking etc within Svalbard.

CNR Arctic Station, Dirigibile Italia

Projects who have been granted INTERACT TA should –as soon as possible- contact the Station Management at  TA.dirigibileitalia@cnr.it. The projects will after that be contacted by the Station Manager for logistic and administrative issues. The Station Management will guide the projects through the mandatory registration of your project, flight reservations to Ny-Ålesund, and application for any permit that might be needed

 

Sweden

Abisko Scientific Research Station 

Projects who have been granted INTERACT TA must submit a subsequent application through the station's web application system: http://polar.se/en/abisko-naturvetenskapliga-station/ansokningsformular/. Point of contact: ans@polar.se

Tarfala Research Station 

Contact station manager Ninis Rosqvist  (gunhild.rosqvist@natgeo.su.se) as soon as possible to confirm whether the dates you propose for your visit fit into the station’s schedule. For all other practical arrangements related to your visit to TRS, please contact Torbjörn Karlin (torbjorn.karlin@natgeo.su.se).

Svartberget Research Station

Please contact Dr Hjalmar Laudon (hjalmar.laudon@slu.se ) with a cc to Ms Charlotta Erefur (charlotta.erefur@slu.se ) for advice on the practical arrangements of your TA visit

 

 

 

 

 

Views from Tarfala research station

Contact

INTERACT Transnational Access 

Thule Insitute, University of Oulu

Hannele Savela, PhD

tel. +358 294 487 554

email: hannele.savela@oulu.fi

Information to User Groups

Webinar 1: Info to TA Users (Greenlandic, North-American, Svalbard stations). Listen recording. 47 min. 

Webinar 2: Info to TA Users (Russian and Scandinavian stations). Listen recording. 47 min.

Slideshow from the webinars. View pdf.

Information to User Groups -leaflet. View pdf. Includes instructions for reporting and travel claims!