INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR TERRESTIAL RESEARCH AND MONITORING IN THE ARCTIC
(FP7 Project INTERACT) (2016-2024)
INTERACT is an infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, a circumarctic network of currently 71 terrestrial field bases in northern Europe, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland as well as stations in northern alpine areas. INTERACT specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the European Arctic and beyond, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access program.
The project, which is funded by the EU, has a main objective to build capacity for identifying, understanding, predicting and responding to diverse environmental changes throughout the wide environmental and land-use envelopes of the Arctic. This is necessary because the Arctic is so vast and so sparsely populated that environmental observing capacity is limited compared to most other latitudes.
INTERACT is multidisciplinary: together, the stations in INTERACT host thousands of scientists from around the world who work on projects within the fields of glaciology, permafrost, climate, ecology, biodiversity and biogeochemical cycling. The INTERACT stations also host and facilitate many international single-discipline networks and aid training by hosting summer schools.
Mukhrino Field Station has been participating in the INTERACT project since the beginning of its implementation in 2011, and now MFS is one of the most demanded field stations in the Western Siberia.
Over 60 scientists from France, Poland, Finland, the UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Switzerland and other countries have visited the station within the Transnational Access Program of INTERACT since 2012. About 15 international workshops, seminars, field experiments took place at MFS, which allowed the young scientists and students of Yugra State University to gain experience of scientific communication and to increase the level of research at the University.
According to the project’s results Mukhrino Station is the third most demanded INTERACT station after Zackenberg Research Station in Greenland and Abisko Scientific Research Station.
THE UNIVERSITY OF THE ARCTIC
Yugra State University is a proud member of the international network
International project: "International scientific integration of early career researchers" (IsInCAR) (2020-2022). Aimed to improve the quality of scientific research, fostering knowledge transfer from generation to generation and implementation of cross-cultural exchange (languages, traditions) in the early career researcher community.