Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Interact logoINTERACT - International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic

Project Duration Phase II: 2016 - 2020

Project Duration Phase III: 2020 - 2023

INTERACT is an EU Horizon 2020-funded infrastructure project of terrestrial research stations throughout the Arctic and adjoining forest and alpine regions. The project builds on the SCANNET network of field stations situated in all eight Arctic countries.

INTERACT Station MapINTERACT brings together an advanced community to build capacity for identifying, understanding, and responding to diverse environmental changes throughout the Arctic and adjoining regions. The project provides a long-term legacy by mentoring and educating the next generation of researchers as well as by providing a one-stop-shop for provision of northern data and services. INTERACT brings together station managers, technology development experts, the scientific community as well as major international organisations and educational establishments, providing a well-balanced and truly integrated circumpolar network.

Trans-national access is provided through INTERACT to provide opportunities for researchers from Europe and beyond to carry out research at the more than 80 terrestrial stations that are part of the network. In return, the improved access has led to more collaboration, better measurements across more regions, new research directions at individual stations, and much improved capacity across the network.

Find out more about INTERACT on the project website:     

euflagINTERACT has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme

APECS involvement in INTERACT

APECS is participating in INTERACT particularly through the Station Managers Forum. This forum provides a platform for knowledge exchange between research station managers, project participants, as well as external partners and stakeholders. Contact Svenja Holste for more information.

Specifically, APECS is contributing to the project by producing training and outreach material for early career researchers:

  • Fieldwork Planning Handbook (published in May 2019)
  • Practical Field Guide (published in September 2019)
  • Videos of INTERACT Stations
  • Platform on Permits and Regulations for Arctic Fieldwork (published in July 2021)
  • Guide on CO2 Reduction in Arctic Science (started in March 2021)
  • Fieldwork Communication and Navigation Guidebook (published in September 2021)


Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

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