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.
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.