NIBIO Svanhovd is one of currently 86 circumpolar terrestrial research stations included in INTERACT – International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic. One of the main goals of this infrastructure project is to connect these stations to advance arctic environmental research and biodiversity monitoring.

There are three ways to work with NIBIO Svanhovd and/or access data from the station (please contact Cornelya Klutsch – if you have any questions regarding the opportunities listed below):

Svanhovd in the winter

Transnational Access: It is possible to visit NIBIO Svanhovd to conduct research in the region and get access to research facilities at the station. More information about the research lab and other facilities can be found on this website and a station description can be also found here. INTERACT provides financial support in forms of travel grants – more information can be found here.

Field work (Photo Credit: Juho Vuolteenaho)

Remote Access: It is also possible to apply for remote access to the station. In this case, researchers interested in conducting research in the region do not visit the station themselves but work together with station staff on a project and the material and/or data is sent to the external partner. Again, INTERACT provides financial support in forms of access grants – more information can be found here.

Virtual Access: Finally, NIBIO Svanhovd is committed to increasingly provide access to data that can be downloaded and used in research on this website (here). We will continuously work on providing data sets for re-use. Long-term goals include to provide monitoring data of ongoing projects as well as meteorological and other types of data sets. If you are unable to find data you are looking for, do not hesitate to contact us ( – probably the data is simply not yet available online but may be available for sharing regardless.