Open Access (česká verze bude pridána brzy)

TThe Czech Arctic Research Station applies an open access policy to the most of provided services (e.g. use of laboratories, scientific instruments, databases, sample collections). Other equipment such as research ship,  rubber boats for coastal navigation, car or snowmobiles, as well as technical workshop, presentation devices, etc.), are available for all approved national and international users for non-profit prices, covering fuel, amortization etc. Non-profit prices are also charged for accommodation in Julius Payer’s house in Longyearbyen and Nostoc field station in Petuniabukta. Travel costs are covered by the users. In case when the demand/offer rate of the CARS’s capacities is not balanced, the Scientific Board’s Recommendations are intended to address the issues of devoting the CARS’s limited capacity to the top scientific quality research proposals. The CARS is a member of INTERACT infrastructure project under the auspices of SCANNET, a circumarctic network of currently 83 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 applicants can apply directly via appropriate calls and their proposals are evaluated by the INTERACT inner evaluation system (INTERACT-related users will be preferred during the time of relevant calls, of course). INTERACT committee provides selection of projects according to scientific value and covers at least part of their budget which supports open access.

All ethical and legal questions related to the CARS’s outputs and activities are solved in accordance with respective authorities: the special international legislation (especially the Svalbard treaty), the national legislation, and the host institutions’ regulations, which have their special departments established to deal with such issues. As the hosting institution (public national university) is tied together with the CARS, there is generally no risk of any violation in this way. Concerning the particular issues, such as protection of the intellectual rights to the datasets provided via open-access, the users are allowed to use the data to achieve their own original results, but they are formally prevented (usually by the agreement, letter of understanding, or contractually) from publishing the datasets themselves without permission of the CARS or responsible entitled authors respectively.

Generally, the users are formally (usually by the agreement, letter of understanding, or contractually) bind to state the acknowledgement to the CzechPolar2 RI in all of their relevant outputs, incl. stating the MEYS and its Large Research Infrastructure Operation Programme as the provider of the public support for CARS’s operational costs.


Infrastruktura Centra polární ekologie sestává ze tří základních součástí:

Základna Longyearbyen „Payerův dům“

Základna se dvěma laboratořemi a ubytovací kapacitou, kominikačním a dílenským zázemím pro obsluhu veškerých terénních prací v oblasti Svalbardu

Terénní stanice „Nostoc“, Petuniabukta

Nostoc je terénní základnou, umožňující ubytování, zpracování vzorků a technické zázemí pro terénní práce

Expediční loď „Clione“

Clione je 15 metrový ocelový motorsailer, pro zajištění expediční podpory, terénních prací mimo dosah základen a logistiky nejen v oblasti Svalbardu.

Využití součástí infrastruktury je možné pro vědecké účely, na základě smlouvy s provozovatelem infrastruktury (Jihočeská univerzita v Českých Budějovicích, Přírodovědecká fakulta, Centrum polární ekologie. Kontaktní osoby a spojení jsou uvedeny u jednotlivých součástí infrastruktury.