7 February 2013
Transnational Access call to INTERACT Boreal Stations for summer 2013 and winter 2013/2014 is open 1-28 February
The INTERACT project under EU-FP7 has a Transnational Access program that offers access to research stations in the northernmost Europe and Russian Federation. The current TA call is open to Boreal Stations within the INTERACT network, including six stations in Norway, Finland, Russian Federation and Faroe Islands. The sites represent a variety of ecosystems from boreal forests, bogs and other peatlands, wetlands, flood plains and freshwater ecosystems to highlands and fjells, periglacial landscapes and low alpine tundra, providing opportunities for researchers from natural sciences to human dimension.
Some key areas of research that fit to the specific stations are mentioned below, but various other kinds of research can also be conducted at all stations:
- Bioforsk Svanhovd, Norway: endangered and invasive species, changes in land use, anthropogenic influences, effects of air pollution from heavy metals and acidification, effects of grazing by domestic animals
- Oulanka Research Station, Finland: freshwater, plant and tourism ecology, effects of tourism, long-term data series, land use and land use changes, winter ecology, freshwater ice ecology
- Kevo Subarctic Research Institute, Finland: treeline ecosystems, herbivory impacts, periglacial and peatland formations, Sami culture
- Kolari Research Unit, Finland: human-ecosystem interactions such as effects of tourism, reindeer management, forestry and mining
- Mukhrino Field Station, Russian Federation: biodiversity, paleoecology, eco-hydrology, mire ecology, vegetation, microbiology, carbon and nitrogen cycling
- FINI Sornfelli, Faroe Islands: periglacial highland landscapes and processes, subarctic ecology
You can find more information about the stations available in the call by clicking the links above to station descriptions on the INTERACT website. Applications to other INTERACT Stations offering access are not considered eligible in this call, and will be rejected from evaluation.
Transnational Access includes:
- Free access for user groups/users to research facilities and field sites, including support for travel and logistic costs
- Free access to information and data in the public domain held at the infrastructures
The call for proposals to the above mentioned stations for summer 2013 and winter 2013/2014 field seasons is open on the INTERACT website at http://www.eu-interact.org/ on 1-28 February, 2013.
Transnational Access is available to user groups, where the group leader and majority of group members work in an institution established in a EU Member State or Associated State. The maximum amount of access per user group is 90 person-days, including previously granted INTERACT TA. You can find the eligibility rules and application instructions, descriptions of stations and their facilities, and registration to the on-line application system from the INTERACT website.
For additional information, visit the INTERACT website at or contact WP4 coordinator Hannele Savela, firstname.lastname@example.org, or WP4 leader Kirsi Latola, email@example.com.
22 July 2007
Proposed SIL Changes
Among the items of business that the International Committee and the General Assembly will consider at the Montreal meeting, the following are most important in they have the most lasting consequences and require some thought and discussion. (Items 1-8 from the agenda.)
- The name of the society, presently designated “Societas Internationalis Limnologiae” or “International Association of Theoretical and Applied Limnology,” will be changed to “International Society of Limnology.” For historical continuity, the acronym “SIL” will be retained. (statutory change)
- SIL will no longer require members to pay dues through a National Representative. All members can pay dues directly to the SIL Administrative Assistant. The election of National Representatives will continue, as will the International Committee composed of National Representatives. (statutory change)
- SIL will permit the use of electronic ballots for elections. Ballots will be sent to a teller who is not a member of SIL. (statutory change)
- The SIL Executive Committee will create an official journal for SIL, to be received by all members of SIL in good standing with respect to dues in any given year. Papers from congresses can be submitted to the SIL journal, but will be published or rejected according to editorial judgment. Papers prepared independently of congresses also will be accepted for consideration.
- SIL will cease publication of the Proceedings as of the next Congress. SIL will distribute copies of abstracts for papers that are accepted for presentation at future SIL Congresses. Proceedings of SIL 2007 will be published, but with transition to a journal format. (statutory change)
- SIL will increase dues by 10% for the upcoming triennium.
- SIL documents will be prepared in English. (statutory change)
- SIL will encourage the organization of one non-congress meeting between congresses