(Russian and Chinese version on website: www.icop2016.org/index.php/program/call-for-session)

Deadline: 1 April 2015

Dear colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to the 11th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016) to be held in Potsdam, Germany, 20-24 June, 2016.

The Alfred Wegener Institute has teamed up with UP Transfer GmbH and the University of Potsdam to organize a great conference for you, permafrost researchers. The conference aims at covering all relevant aspects of permafrost research, engineering and outreach on a global and regional level.

The conference website, containing all relevant information, is now online:www.icop2016.org and will be updated on a regular basis.

If you wish to get all conference updates, please subscribe to our newsletter on the website. The newsletter will replace circulars.

We hereby open the call for session proposals that should be submitted online until 1 April 2015:


If you intend to submit a session proposal, the following items will be requested in the online form:

Two Canadian and two U.S. partners in INTERACT (International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic) open a call for transnational access for European-based research groups. The access is available to the following research stations: The CEN Whapmagoostui-Kuujjuarapik Research Station and the Kluane Lake Research Station in Canada, and the University of Alaska Fairbanks Toolik Field Station and the Barrow Environmental Observatory in Alaska, U.S. The access to the Canadian stations is supported by CEN and AINA, and the access to the Alaskan stations is supported by the U.S. NSF.

The support includes access to station facilities and support for travel and freight costs. The research should be conducted in 2015.

In the context of its 25th anniversary this year, the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) presents a comprehensive publication on its history from the planning process in the late 1980s until today. The book compiles and analyzes the history and development of IASC and its initiatives and achievements. A PDF version is available at http://iasc25.iasc.info. Printed copies will be presented at the ASSW 2015 in Toyama (Japan).

The publication is complemented by a short film, including interviews with those who were involved in the development of IASC. The film „IASC After 25 Years“ is now also available on the IASC History website: http://iasc25.iasc.info/film. If you are interested in receiving a high-resolution version please contact the IASC Secretariat.

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