Organizers of the 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP) invite session proposals that address science and/or engineering topics with a focus on permafrost.
For the first time the Regional Conference on Permafrost will be combined with the bi-annual International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering. The conference will bring together international participants who will have the opportunity to organize side-project meetings and enjoy field trips to the nearby Rocky Mountains.
In recent decades we have seen major changes in Arctic Ocean circulation, salinity, and temperature and associated declines in sea ice coverage and thickness. There is evidence of connections of these changes with climate indices, and the changes arguably affect climate by altering the radiative heat balance at high latitudes, impacting the strength of the global overturning circulation, and influencing the interaction between the ocean and Greenland ice sheet.
Frozen Pasts 5 was originally scheduled for 15-18 September 2020, but was postponed to September 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
These are unsettled times, but we are holding out hope for convening the 5th International Frozen Pasts Conference (FP5) on the human dimensions of glacial and ice patch environments at all latitudes and on all continents.
FP5 represents the continuing tradition of the conferences themed around glacial and ice patch archaeology begun in Bern in 2008. The schedule for the conference is described on the website.
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.
Permafrost Environment Under Persistent Warming: Challenges for Scientific Assessment & Engineering Practice
Mon, 06/20/2022 to Fri, 06/24/2022
[The 12th International Conference on Permafrost was originally scheduled for June 2020, but was postponed two years due to COVID-19.]
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”.