INTERACT started in 2010 as a circumarctic network of 32 terrestrial field bases in Arctic and northern alpine areas of Europe, Asia and North America. However, by 2015, it had grown to 76 research stations. Its main objective is to build capacity for identifying, understanding, predicting and responding to diverse environmental changes throughout the wide environmental and land-use envelopes of the Arctic.
Together, the INTERACT stations host many thousands of scientists from around the world working in multiple disciplines, and INTERACT collaborates with many research consortia and international research and monitoring networks. This book, INTERACT – Stories of Arctic Science, which was published in 2015, presents a fraction of the research projects undertaken at INTERACT stations. This book is meant to help demonstrate the great span of scientific activities and the thrilling adventures endured by the visiting scientists and is well worth checking out.