Final Conference of the PermaNET Project - Permafrost Long-term Monitoring Network

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 28 June 2011 to 1 July 2011

Where: Chamonix, Mont-Blanc, France


PermaNET provides a state-of-the-art report about the effects of climatic changes to permafrost and related natural hazards, a SWOT analysis regarding the opportunities and limitations of the tested approaches for detection and monitoring of slope movements in permafrost areas, recommendations for the consideration of the effects of climate changes to permafrost and resulting natural hazards and recommendations for the consideration of permafrost in drinking water resources management.

Results of the PermaNET project are:
-an Alpine-wide permafrost monitoring network,
-a permafrost map for the entire Alpine Space
-guidelines for the consideration of permafrost in natural hazard and risk management
-guidelines for the consideration of permafrost in water resources management
These results will be presented at the final project conference.

The event will start with a press conference (28 June, 11:00-12:00). In the afternoon, a workshop for slope monitoring methods will be held. The next morning (29 june) begins with a field trip to the Aiguille du Midi, where a key permafrost monitoring station of the Alpine permafrost monitoring network is located. In the afternoon, the results of the PermaNET project will be presented to the public conference. In the evening, a public speech in French is held for a wider public audience. Exursions and field trips to study sites are organized on 30 June and 1 July.

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