The Rif Field Station (RFS) calls for applications from scientists, university students, or groups interested in utilizing the station’s facilities for various research and monitoring projects during 2019.
The Rif Field Station is located in northeastern Iceland. The RFS is part of the International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (INTERACT) and one of three stations within the research network that have started to implement and test the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program (CBMP) of the Conservation of Arctic Flora and Fauna (CAFF) working group of the Arctic Council. The station is supported by six Icelandic research institutions and the Norðurþing municipality.
The station’s main objectives are to promote and enhance research and monitoring in Melrakkaslétta based on the area’s unique natural environment; collect, keep track of, and share information on nature and research; and support the local community through education and guidance on environmental management.
Factors used as the basis for application evaluation, including:
- Relevance of the project in relation to Rif Field Station’s goals and objectives;
- How the project supports and enhances knowledge (e.g., regarding the state of biodiversity and ecosystems in the Northern and Arctic regions, the impacts of climate change, human-nature interactions etc.);
- Relevance of the project in relation to the area itself, as well as the international scientific community; and
- Relevance of the project in relation to Iceland’s policies and obligations regarding Northern and Arctic issues.
Application review begins: 1 May 2019
For more information, go to:
Call for Applications webpage
For questions, contact:
Phone: 00 35 4856 9500
Jónína S. Þorláksdóttir,