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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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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Do you hear the call?

Autumn has arrived to the north, and with that it’s again time to open the call for Trans-national Access for the next spring and summer. Year 2020 has so far been truly exceptional with TA, as it has been with everything else as well! Due to COVID-19 pandemics, many projects granted access for the past […]

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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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Tales from the Kajbasovo Station in Siberia, Russia (Part 2)

Kajbasovo Station is operated by the Tomsk State University, and it is located in the floodplain of the middle course of the River Ob with coordinates: N57°24’45,38″ E84°18’06,17″ The Station has 28,000 hectares as the main research area and about 0,18 hectares for Station infrastructure. Station serves as an infrastructure centre for a lot of […]

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Tales from the Kajbasovo Station in Siberia, Russia (Part 1)

Hello everyone! We are environmental and social scientists of the Tomsk State University in Russia writing this blog post, and we are the main “users” of the Kajbasovo Reseach Station and carry out there a number of researches of wide scientific range. A group of researchers from the TSU Bio-Clim-Land Center conducts regular all-season observations […]

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