Oriol Grau; blogging from Toolik, Alaska

I am a MSCA researcher of the research group ‘Plants and Ecosystems’ (PLECO) at the University of Antwerpen, Belgium. I focus on the impacts of permafrost thaw on the biogeochemistry of arctic peatlands, and my research is done within the framework of the FROSTLAND project. Permafrost peatlands in the Arctic typically develop as patterned-ground systems, […]

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The final countdown! (for the INTERACT TA/RA call)

Our fourth and final call for INTERACT Transnational and Remote Access of our current EU-H2020 funding period is open for access taking place in April-October 2023. The call is for research groups to apply Transnational Access to 39 research stations across the Arctic, northern alpine and forest areas. The sites represent a variety of glacier, […]

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From Cambridge (UK) to Cambridge Bay (Arctic Canada)

The Arctic is undergoing dramatic changes, including unprecedented decline in sea ice and rising temperatures. These changes are likely to have significant impacts on all Arctic ecosystems, but beaches are often the places we see these changes first. In addition to these pressures, emerging threats such as plastic and other pollutants are impacting marine life […]

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New season, new bloggers! Part 1

After a nearly two-year break in the Blogs from the Field, we are finally able to start a new season of Arctic Research Blogs! This summer, we are delighted to present you with several new blogs from various places in Greenland, Svalbard, Sweden and Canada. Before the research travel to the field and the make […]

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Call for Transnational Access is open!

Finally the time has come to again open the INTERACT Transnational Access Call! This time, access is available to 47 (Transnational Access) and 30 (Remote Access) research stations. The call is for access taking place between April 2022 and March 2023. The sites available for Transnational and Remote Access are located across Arctic and northern […]

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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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Images of Arctic Science

It’s often thought that science is mostly communicated through theoretical (and boring) presentations in scientific meetings and complicated articles in scientific papers. Gladly, more and more science outreach has taken place during the past years, as the public interest towards translating scientific knowledge into practice has gained popularity due to pressing issues related to e.g. […]

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Tales from the NIBIO Svanhovd station in Norway (Part 5)

Freshwater pearl mussels – the historians of the river The SALMUS project (Salmonid Fish and Freshwater Pearl Mussel – Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity in the Green Belt of Fennoscandia) is a monitoring project of the endangered freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) and their host species, the brown trout and Atlantic salmon in different streams of […]

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Tales from the NIBIO Svanhovd Station (Part 4)

Fishes in the Pasvik river – a life between power stations One project at the station is about fish monitoring in the Pasvik river. The Pasvik river is the border to Russia and has a comparatively high biodiversity and contains 15 different species of fish; many bird species are living in the wet areas and […]

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