Networks and co-operations

Abisko Scientific Research Station is a part of several co-operations and infrastructure networks.


Swedish Infrastructure for Ecosystem Science, SITES, is a nationally co-ordinated infrastructure for terrestrial and limnological field research. SITES offers unique infrastructure and competence that promotes world-class research for long-term field-based ecosystems. Abisko Scientific Research Station is one of nine research stations within SITES.

ICOS Sweden

Integrated Carbon Observation System, ICOS, is a European research infrastructure to quantify and understand the greenhouse gas balance of the European continent and of adjacent regions. ICOS is built up as a collaboration of nationally operated measurement stations in 17 European countries.

ICOS Sweden is the Swedish contribution to this European effort and is a cooperation of several research institutes. The Swedish Polar Research Secretariat operates the measurement site in Stordalen, Abisko.


International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic, INTERACT, is an infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, a circumarctic network of currently 79 terrestrial field bases in northern Europe, Russia, US, Canada, Greenland, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Scotland as well as stations in northern alpine areas.

INTERACT specifically seeks to build capacity for research and monitoring in the European Arctic and beyond, and is offering access to numerous research stations through the Transnational Access program.


The research and teaching at Umeå University’s Climate Impacts Research Centre, CIRC, focus on the effects of climatic and environmental changes on high-latitude ecosystems. The research activities take place at the Abisko Scientific Research Station.

Last modified: 19 February 2018