The 6th European Permafrost Conference will be held in the heart of the Pyrenees, Puigcerdà, between June 18-22, 2023. The Local Organizing Committee is fully committed to organizing an on-site conference to have the possibility to meet in person after these troubled years, although a hybrid format (including on-line attendance depending on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic) will be considered if necessary. Please find attached the 1st circular of the conference.
ANTPAS meeting at SCAR2020
ANTPAS will hold its biennial meeting during the upcoming 9th SCAR OSC, to be held in Hobart, Australia in August of this year. The meeting is scheduled for before the OSC on 2 August, 14:00-16:00. More information on the meeting will be communicated soon.
ECR grants available for SCAR 2020
ANTPAS will be strongly represented at the upcoming 9th SCAR OSC, which will be held in Hobart, Australia from 3-7 August 2020. There we will continue to improve our visibility, especially within SCAR.
To facilitate the attendance of Early Career Researchers ANTPAS is providing 3 grants of US $ 1,000.00 each. To apply, send your CV and submitted abstract (specifying proposed poster or oral presentation) to the ANTPAS Chairs Mauro Guglielmin (email@example.com) and Marc Oliva (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for applications is 15 March.
According to SCAR rules, successful applicants must apply for reimbursement of expenses from SCAR after having attended the conference. Reimbursement will only apply up to the amount of the original awarded grant.
If you have not yet submitted your abstract please do so by 28 February. ANTPAS is coordinating session 12G on Surficial Processes Geomorphology, Chemical Weathering, Exposure Age Dating, and Permafrost Dynamics.
ANTPAS Session at SCAR2020
ANTPAS is coordinating session 12G on Surficial Processes Geomorphology, Chemical Weathering, Exposure Age Dating, and Permafrost Dynamics at the upcoming 9th SCAR OSC, which will be held in Hobart, Australia from 3-7 August 2020. You can submit your abstracts until 28 February.
We would like to draw your attention to two events related to permafrost science:
There will be several sessions organized by ANTPAS in these conferences and we kindly invite you to send your contributions to these sessions.
Call for Sessions: SOUTHCOP 2019
SouthCOP - The first Southern Hemisphere Regional Conference on Permafrost will be held from 4-14 December 2019 in Queenstown, New Zealand. The conference will include optional 3 day field trips both before and after the main meeting that will explore a range of landscapes, geological and glacial features within the Southern Alps.
This is the final call for suggestions for session topics. If you have a suggestion for a conference session and/or would like to convene such a session please register your interest before Nov 1 at www.southcop19.com or email email@example.com for further information.
Antpas members recently attended two conferences: Polar2018 and EUCOP5. For more on Polar2018 have a look at our previous post. News items from the EUCOP5 held in Chamonix, France are listed below.
Megan Balks presented at the council of the International Permafrost Association the 1st Southern Hemisphere Conference on Permafrost (SouthCOP). This conference is scheduled to take place in Queenstown, New Zealand, from 7-11 December 2019. So pencil in these dates, you won't want to miss this conferene!
Marc Oliva, our new Co-Chair, presented a proposal for organizing the next VI EUCOP in Puigcerdà (Eastern Pyrenees) in June 2022. It was a preliminary proposal but could be an excellent opportunity to disseminate ANTPAS research activities on Antarctic permafrost and periglacial processes.
A workshop was also held on the latest activities and new structure of the GTN-P. Information in this is available at: https://gtnp.arcticportal.org/.
A new IPA-Action Group on rock glaciers was also presented at EUCOP5 aiming to provide common guidelines for the inventory and cataloging of these landforms. Several activities (including a workshop) are planned during the next two years to be presented at the next ICOP meeting in Langzhou, China, scheduled for 2020. ANTPAS has committed to catalog all rock glaciers existing in Antarctica so if you would like to contribute to this initiative please contact us.
ANTPAS Session at Polar2018
Antpas will hold a workshop at the upcoming POLAR2018 conference. The session will be held on 17 June from 12 AM to 3 PM at the Rinerhorn Room. All those interested in joining the workshop are welcome! The agenda follows below.
We hope to see you on the 17th!
PYRN Workshop at EUCOP5
The Permafrost Young Researcher Network (PYRN) will be organising a 2-day workshop, open to all PYRN member, in conjunction with EUCOP5 (European Conference on Permafrost). The workshop will take place on June 23-24, 2018 at Chamonix (France) and all permafrost young researchers (current students or early career, within 6 years after their PhD) are invited to attend. If you are not yet a member of PYRN please join them through their online form. The workshop is kindly supported by UFA, IPA, IASC, Petzl, Nunataryuk project, Lions club and free of charge for the participants! There are also travel grants of up to EUR250 on offer to a limited number of participants. You can apply for a travel grant here - please apply by 15 January 2018. For any queries please contact PYRN at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop program is as follows:
Abstract submission to Polar2018 has been extended to 12 November. The conference features 65 session that fall within 12 categories. Submit your abstract here. When you submit your abstracts, have a look at the four sessions either chaired or convened by ANTPAS members. When you submit your abstract to those sessions remember to mention ANTPAS in your abstract. We hope to see you all in Davos in 2018!
How do I become a member?
Anyone can become a member of ANTPAS and even better, the membership is also free of charge! Simply complete the membership applications form and we will add you to our email list.
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.