INTERACT –The Success Story Continues

The International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT) was recently granted 10 M€ from the EU H2020 framework programme. The funding is for four years, starting from late 2016. 

Kirsi Latola and Hannele Savela from the Thule Institute at the University of Oulu are leading the Transnational Access work package, which total funding is 5 M€. The Transnational Access work package develops research capacity and collaboration by offering selected high-level research groups possibilities to conduct studies at 43 research stations in 16 countries. Oulanka Research Station of the University of Oulu is part of the INTERACT network and among the stations offering access within the work package.  

INTERACT is a pan-arctic network of terrestrial research stations with 77 stations located in the EU, Russia and North-America. The aim of the network is to study the environmental and climate change in the Arctic, as well as to increase knowledge about how to recognize, predict and respond to them.  

In 2011-2015, INTERACT received funding from the Infrastructures programme of the EU FP7, and was nominated as a Success Story by the European Commission in 2012. 

Picture. Research stations of the INTERACT network, located in the Arctic and Northern Alpine areas.   

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Transnational Access work package leader, FT Kirsi Latola and coordinator, FT Hannele Savela.

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Last updated: 2.9.2016