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.
Join us for the Permafrost landforms in the two Poles as possible Mars analogue session at POLAR2018 tomorrow (20 June). The session is chaired by Mauro Guglielmin, the ANTPAS Chair, and will be held in A Dischma in the Davos Kongresszentrum from 16:00-17:30.
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!
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!
Are you thinking of attending Polar2018? Then join the Facebook group created by the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS), which provides useful information on accommodation and travel to and from Davos. Also don't forget to submit your abstracts by 1 November!
Abstract submission to the upcoming POLAR2018 conference is now open! POLAR2018 will be held in Davos, Switzerland from 15-26 June. The conference, incorporating the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), will combine scientists both Antarctic and Arctic research. There are numerous sessions available on the cryosphere that abstracts can be submitted to so don't forget to submit your abstracts by 1 November.
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.