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Apply INTERACT Transnational Access to conduct research at the coolest places of the North!

Pallas-Sodankylä clean air research station. Image by Riika Ylitalo (FMI).

Sodankylä-Pallas Station is available for the INTERACT Transnational Access Call open for projects taking place between April and August 2020. The Pallas-Sodankylä station consists of clean air research station in Pallas and Arctic Space Centre in Sodankylä. The distance between the two sites is 125 km. Both of these units are hosted and owned by Finnish Meteorological Institute.

The call is open until 8th October 2019, and it is the final TA/RA call for our current EU-H2020 funding period. The call is targeted for access taking place between April and August 2020.  You can find the TA/RA Call information, stations available in the call, descriptions of stations and their facilities, and registration to the INTERACCESS on-line application system from the INTERACT website.

The EU-H2020 funded INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) opens a call for research groups to apply for Transnational Access to 42 research stations across the Arctic and northern alpine and forest areas in Europe, Russia and North-America. The sites represent a variety of glacier, mountain, tundra, boreal forest, peatland and freshwater ecosystems, providing opportunities for researchers from natural sciences to human dimension. Transnational Access includes free access (either physical or remote) for user groups/users to research facilities and field sites, including support for travel and logistic costs.

Overall, INTERACT provides three different modalities of access: Transnational and Remote Access that are applied through annual calls, and Virtual Access which means free access to data from stations, available at all times through the INTERACT VA single-entry point.

More Information

Transnational Access coordinator Hannele Savela, hannele.savela(at)

Sodankylä-Pallas Station Manager, Timo Sukuvaara,

Sodankylä-Pallas Station, Leena Leppänen,

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