TSU and INTERACT are creating a virtual Arctic with research bases

Tomsk State University and INTERACT, the International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic, are beginning a large-scale educational digital project. A new English-language resource will introduce visitors to the Arctic using different modes of visualization: computer animation, 3D tours, infographics, and others. Users will learn about the climate changes that are occurring in the northern macroregion and how they are affecting humans, and what research scientists are carrying out to understand and predict these processes.

- The new educational resource will be completely open and free, - says Terry Callaghan, the author of the idea, a professor at TSU and University of Sheffield, and one of the most well-known Arctic investigators. - This project is designed for a very wide audience: users can be schoolchildren, teachers, students, lecturers, scientists, and people who are completely far from science but have an interest in the major changes taking place on our planet.

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