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.
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:
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.