Unleash the potential of Virtual Access for your research!

Virtual Access (VA) means free access to research infrastructure’s data and databases. Altogether twenty-nine INTERACT partner organizations offer Virtual Access. There are no specific requirements or selection procedure for Virtual Access; anyone can access the data on-line and utilize it free of charge. In some cases user registration is needed to download the data, and […]

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Overview of WILDSENS in the context of Abisko

Our project WILDSENS is based on the simple idea that maps used in environmental decision making can be better and more representative if they could take into consideration the ideas, perceptions and emotions of the actors who use them, namely: people. Traditionally maps of landscape such as those of wilderness are made almost exclusively based […]

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Up North: Abisko Research Station

Traveling from coastal England, southern France and central Finland, the three of us met on a rainy day at Kiruna airport. From there, we drove west together to Abikso, a wonderful place to be based for our initial INTERACT stay.  The location we arrived at was just perfect: set smack on the Törneträsk Lake tucked up […]

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That damn snow again

During last year’s field trip to Sweden, at the very end of August, an early autumn snowstorm threw us of the mountain. You can (re)read the account of that humbling hike here. We were beaten. Defeated. Nature’s powers were too strong. We managed to hike up, yes, but trying to identify plants under a growing pile […]

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Is everything ready?

Claudia&Claudia are ready for leaving GINR at 8.15 am on tomorrow. They will reach Kobbefjord field station by boat and start to sampling. Kobbefjord is a field station between Low and High Arctic and is characterized with different biotopes, providing access to low arctic ecosystems in West Greenland and soil samples will be collected  in […]

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On a hunt for mountain plants

We are at the height of our 2017 resurvey of the vegetation along Norwegian mountain roads, and the fieldwork has been highly successfull. It has been great revisiting the plots and discovering the changes – and often the highly interesting lack of it – in the last 5 years. The fieldwork brought some annoying bits […]

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Live from the field

We are currently on a ten day fieldtrip to the beautiful Lapland, where we are monitoring the movement of plants along mountain roads. A job with a view, plenty of beautiful alpine and arctic plants, and a ton of great and interesting data coming in. More pictures and stories will follow, but now the field […]

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Second week of fieldwork – Svalbard 2017

After we had finished the collection of data on the Brøggerbreen moraines, we started fieldwork on foreland of Lovénbreen. Fortunately, weather got better and we were having a few pretty sunny days. We decided to start fieldwork on moraine of Austre Lovénbreen. Because of quite far location of above-mentioned moraine from Ny-Ålesund and lacks of roads, […]

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