INTERACT: International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
Welcome to INTERACT – International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic
INTERACT is an infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, an arctic network of 70 terrestrial field bases (formerly 89, but collaboration with Russia is currently on hold) in northern Europe, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland as well as stations in northern alpine areas. INTERACT specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring all over the Arctic, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access Program.
The project, which is funded by the EU, has a main objective to build capacity for identifying, understanding, predicting and responding to diverse environmental changes throughout the wide environmental and land-use envelopes of the Arctic. This is necessary because the Arctic is so vast and so sparsely populated that environmental observing capacity is limited compared to most other latitudes.
INTERACT is multidisciplinary: together, the stations in INTERACT host thousands of scientists from around the world who work on projects within the fields of glaciology, permafrost, climate, ecology, biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling. The INTERACT stations also host and facilitate many international single-discipline networks and aid training by hosting summer schools.
Interact homepage: https://eu-interact.org/
Station Hintereis: https://www.uibk.ac.at/projects/station-hintereis-opal-data/index.html.en
Permanent Terrestrial Laserscanner "Im hinteren Eis": https://www.uibk.ac.at/geographie/projects/i_he/
European Commission Horizon 2020 (Grant No. 871120)
01.01.2020 - 31.12.2023