Tales from the Oulanka Research Station

Greetings from the Oulanka Research Station in North-East Finland! The ’corona season’ of 2020 has been extremely busy and successful at Oulanka research station. Like everybody else, we have suffered from canceled bookings and rescheduled field courses. Despite that, we have been able to conduct our field and laboratory based research as normal. Actually, we […]

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Tales from the Aktru Station in Altai Mountains (Part 4)

Another reason for TSU team to be proud of the Station and its life is provided by the regular and diverse Aktru Station’s “Event Programme”. Although the Station opens for the general public only during 3 summer months, it usually (annually) hosts 4 special, traditional events alongside other activities: International Summer School to study the […]

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Arctic Research Station in Labytnangi (Part 2)

The Arctic Research Station has been engaging in work since 1954, located on the bank of the Ob’ river, Yamal Peninsula. It separates Labytnangi from the city of Salekhard, and 50 km to the West the Ural mountains are located, they are the natural barrier that fenced us off from the European part of Russia. […]

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Arctic Research Station in Labytnangi (Part 1)

Dear Friends of INTERACT! We, Violetta Filippova and Kirill Shkliar, are the master’s programs graduates of the Earth Sciences faculty, Saint Petersburg State University. Today we present the Arctic Research Station in Labytnangi, Yamal peninsula, as we are new employees of the new lab based on the Station – “Dynamics of Arctic ecosystems”. Our cooperation […]

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Tales from the Aktru Station in Altai Mountains (Part 3)

The monitoring programme which has been re-started at the Aktru Reserach Station and which we are proud of is the monitoring the glacier mass balance. Glacier mass balance has been monitored since 1973 but ceased temporarily in 2012. In 2019, we restored this programme together with our colleagues from the Institute of Geography of the […]

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Tales from the Aktru Station in Altai Mountains (Part 2)

The Aktru Research Station belongs to Tomsk State University (Siberia, Russia). It is located in the south-eastern part of the Altai Republic close to the borders with Mongolia and China in the centre of the Eurasian continent (50°06’03” N, 87°40’14’’ E). With an altitude of 2150 m a.s.l., the Station is situated in the high […]

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Tales from the Aktru Station in Altai Mountains (Part 1)

We are a group of young researchers and senior students from Tomsk State University specializing on glaciers and related climate studies. A few days ago, our small team returned from their recent trip to Aktru Research Station, which is located high in the mountains of the Altai Republic. This time the group was really small […]

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Tales from the Station Samoylov (Part 2)

There are long-term monitoring sites at Research Station Samoylov Island which provide rare and invaluable meteorological and permafrost data on a regular basis (https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/11/261/2019/essd-11-261-2019.html). That’s why it is crucial to keep their operation intact by changing batteries and accessories, updating software, retrieving data and maintaining the instruments – all in time. This year the expedition […]

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Tales from the Station Samoylov (Part 1)

  I am Sofia Antonova and currently I am working at the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and helping with the organisation of expeditions to the Lena Delta. I am also helping to coordinate Research Station Samoylov Island in the INTERACT. The Research Station Samoylov Island is located at the southern coast of the tiny Samoylov […]

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Tales from the Kajbasovo Station in Siberia, Russia (Part 3)

A wide range of research projects of leading Russian and foreign Foundations and Programs are being implemented at the Kajbasovo Station. The current interdisciplinary project which combines environmental and social scientists from Tomsk and from Moscow research institutes as well as covers a huge territory along the  Ob river is devoted to  comprehensive study of […]

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