The ANTPAS workshop started on 4 October at the Insubria University in Varese, Italy. The day was a resounding success, with attendees presenting on a variety of topics, representing multiple disciplines.
The day started with a presentation on the Italian Antarctic program (PNRA), given by the Director of Research at PNRA, Antonio Meloni, followed by a presentation by Jerónimo López-Martínez, the ex-president of SCAR, on the role of research programs within the SCAR strategy.
The three sessions of the day reflected the interdisciplinary nature of ANTPAS, having presentations on dating techniques, remote sensing applications, landform mapping, weathering processes, atmospheric drivers of ground thermal dynamics, microbial studies, biological investigations, as well as permafrost modelling. Posters were on display throughout the day and the day ended with a dinner attended by all delegates.