The closing meeting of the INTERACT project participants is being held in Denmark


The closing meeting of the INTERACT project participants and the 8th Forum of field stations managers are being held on November 24-25th in Denmark.

The INTERACT network project was launched in 2011, that same year the international Mukhrino field station of the UNESCO department joined the consortium. A total of more than 70 participating research studies institutes and universities have research stations available and actively monitor environmental conditions of arctic and adjacent areas of the Northern hemisphere (Scandinavia, Greenland, Canada, etc). Continue reading

The INTERACT project’s manager had a friendly visit in Yugra State University


Elmer Topp-Jorgensen who coordinates 64 managers of international field stations participating in the project had a meeting with the senior management of the University. During the meeting different aspects of University’s cooperation with foreign scientists within the INTERACT project were discussed.

First of all Mr. Topp-Jorgensen told the representatives of Yugra State University, the Vice-rector for academic affairs Roman Kuchin and the head of the chair of IT and computer engineering Sergei Semenov about the project’s four-year long history, its objectives and achievements. He also noticed that the coverage of researchable territories would not be complete without YSU staff taken part in this project on Mukhrino field station. Continue reading

Dendrochronologists from Spain came to Yugra for research work


Dendrochronology and forest genetics scientists Geordie Velasco of University of Barcelona and Emilia Merino of University of Lleida with Tatiana Shestakova, a post-graduate student of University of Barcelona came to Khanty-Mansiysk to do field researches within the INTERACT project. Two field stations of Yugra State University located in Shapsha and Mukhrino participate in the project. During ten days of their stay they will gather material for making up a chronology of tree species in West Siberia in order to analyze an impact of the global warming on forest yield synchrony over the last 400 years. Continue reading