In 2014 the International Permafrost Association (IPA) and the Climate and Cryosphere project (CliC) initiated a process to seek input on the definition of research priorities in the field of permafrost science. As many as 359 researchers from 37 countries submitted research questions and it is now time to collect your opinion on the relevance of the questions that were submitted. Questions were submitted by individuals primarily active in the fields of geomorphology, ecology, engineering and infrastructure. 79% of them had a PhD and 53.8% of them had more than 10 years of experience in permafrost research.
The survey consists of 347 questions organized in 20 categories. Please complete the permafrost survey, by 20 December, at
For any questions please contact Ylva Sjöberg, CliC fellow (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Hugues Lantuit, chair of the PRP Core Group (Hugues.Lantuit@awi.de).
ANTPAS would like to congratulate everyone who received a SCAR travel grant to attend the upcoming ANTPAS workshop, to be held in Varese, Italy on 4 and 5 October. Recipients from within Europe receive US$ 400, whereas recipients of the grant living outside of Europe receive US$ 750. Seven grants of US$750 were awarded, as were three of US$400. Recipients are listed below.
ANTPAS would like to thank the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) for making these funds available. Without their generous support attendance by students and emerging researchers at the workshop would not be possible.
Fabiana Canini, Tuscia University, ITALY
Benoit Faucher, University of Ottawa, CANADA
Christel Hansen, Rhodes University, SOUTH AFRICA
Filip Hrbacek, Masaryk University, CZECH REPUBLIC
Jenna Knox, Rhodes University, SOUTH AFRICA
Tebogo Masebe, Rhodes University, SOUTH AFRICA
Dan Morgan, Vanderbilt University, USA
Tanya O'Neill, Univeristy of Waikato, NEW ZEALAND
Liezel Rudolph, University of the Free State, SOUTH AFRICA
Nicola Wilmot, Rhodes University, SOUTH AFRICA
The next ANTPAS meeting will be in Puschino at the International Conference "Earth Cryology: XXI century” (29 September - 3 October 2013). The deadline for Registration is April 15, 2013. Detailed information on the Conference and forms for registration and abstract submission will be available at www.cryosol.ru/publ/kalendar_konferencij/earth_cryology_xxi_century/1-1-0-5 after January 10, 2013. Questions - Permaconf2013@gmail.com
How do I become a member?
HOW CAN ANTPAS HELP MY RESEARCH?
You can list your project(s) as one that contributes to one of ANTPAS objectives. In order to have your project considered as an ANTPAS project, you should send a request by email to the co-chairs with an abstract of the project objectives and expected outcomes.
HOW CAN I LINK MY PROJECT WITH ANTPAS?
The Steering Committee is able to provide a letter of support to project proposals showing excellent quality and clearly linked to ANTPAS objectives. An abstract of the project, with clearly stated objectives, including the list of project researchers and the top 5 publications by the team should be sent to the Steering Committee for evaluation, so that a letter is prepared.
HOW DO I ACKNOWLEDGE ANTPAS SUPPORT?
A reference to ANTPAS should be included in the acknowledgements in the papers to be published. If you are presenting at an ANTPAS-organised event or one that is affiliated with ANTPAS, or have received funding from ANTPAS to present your work at any event, please include the ANTPAS logo and SCAR logo in your presentation.
IS ANTPAS INTERNATIONALLY AFFILIATED?
ANTPAS IS an Expert Working Group of SCAR. SCAR fosters international collaboration and engagement and is an International Council for Science (ICSU)-affiliated body. The ICSU is a non-governmental organisation with a global membership of national scientific bodies and International Scientific Unions.