Permafrost environment under persistent warming: Challenges for scientific assessment & engineering practice
Mon, 06/22/2020 to Fri, 06/26/2020
The 12th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP2020) will be held in Lanzhou, China. The general theme of the congress is “Permafrost environment under persistent warming: Challenges for scientific assessment & engineering practice” and ICOP2020 encourages proposals for sessions dealing with the environment and engineering challenges in frozen ground within this broad framework.
This symposium will bring together scientists, stakeholders and policy makers for a discussion on the latest results from studies of the entire cryosphere, which plays an important role in the hydrological cycle and the Earth System and is one of the most useful indicators of climate change. The symposium will allow ample time for panel discussions on scientific results, new technologies, research gaps and future perspectives in the light of the Paris Agreement, which calls for limiting global warming to 1.5–2°C.
The aim of the conference is to present scientific achievements and to identify gaps in the field of the historical climatology of the polar regions based on early meteorological observations, history, dendroclimatology, paleolimnology, geophysics, geomorphology, and other sources.
The conference is supported by the Polish Geophysical Society, the Committee on Polar Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences, and the Polish Polar Consortium.
UArctic Congress 2020 will be hosted by all UArctic higher education members in Iceland. The event is part of Iceland’s chairmanship of the Arctic Council and organized in conjunction with the Arctic Circle Assembly.
The themes of the Congress follow those of the Icelandic chairmanship's priorities:
It's our pleasure to announce that the 2020 WAIS Workshop will take place October 5-8, 2020, at the Algonkian Regional Park in Sterling, VA, USA. Like past years, this workshop will focus on marine ice-sheet and adjacent earth systems, with an emphasis on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. More information about the 2020 WAIS Workshop will be available spring 2020 at the link above.