Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


Conference Presentations

The INTERACT Fieldwork Guidebook - A Brief Introduction
Fiona Tummon, Gerlis Fugmann, Elmer Topp- Jørgensen, Morten Rasch, Ruth Vingerhagen, Morgan Seag, Gwenaelle Gremion
Poster Presentation
Davos, Switzerland
19 - 23 Jun 2018
The Horizon-2020 INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) aims for a geographically comprehensive and excellent state-of-the-art terrestrial research infrastructure throughout the Arctic and in adjoining forest and alpine regions. The project will help to identify environmental change, to facilitate understanding and prediction of future change, and to inform decision makers about societally-relevant impacts. INTERACT uniquely unites 83 research stations offering access to the Arctic and surrounding regions and stimulating new collaborations and information flow.

Effectively carrying out research in the field means being well-prepared in relation to planning and safe execution of the field activities. Together with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS),
INTERACT is developing a fieldwork planning handbook and a general practical field guide. The handbook will include recommendations for preparing for fieldwork, covering a wide range of topics such as health and safety, environmental issues, outreach, and country-specific sections on obtaining relevant permits. The field guide will be a practical guide to be carried into the field, providing recommendations on practical issues related to conducting field work at research stations. The handbook and field guide will be developed in cooperation with INTERACT station managers to make use of their wealth of expertise.

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