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With the deadline for abstract submission approaching, we have been updating the FAQs page. Please check the list before sending us questions. We will be updating it as needed.
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The 3rd International Conference on Arctic Research Planning (ICARP III) process will provide a framework to identify permafrost science priorities for the next decade; to inform policy makers, people who live on or near permafrost and the global community and to build constructive relationships between producers and users of knowledge. It will culminate in 2015 with the organisation of a conference where a consensus statement identifying the most important permafrost research needs for the next decade will be presented.
The townhall meeting at EUCOP4 is your opportunity to influence the process and contribute these research priorities. The core group for permafrost will present the process and collect input from participants of the conference on the priority themes to be defined for permafrost. Come and get a chance to be part of defining permafrost research priorities for the next ten years!
Please be aware that the pre- and post- conference field-trip registration for EUCOP4 is already open and it will be on a first come, first served basis. Field trips have limited number of places, so if you're interested in joining, please register soon.
Best regards and looking forward to meeting you in Évora next June,
EUCOP4 website is now fully implemented and registration for the conference and field trips, as well as abstract submissions are now open.
The deadline for abstract submission is 15 December 2013. All the procedure should be done through the online registration and abstract submission forms. At the website you will find details about the planned sessions, key-note lectures and planned workshops.
Please be aware that the field trips are limited to a small number of participants and the registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Some of the field trips may be therefore fully booked soon.
For the registration, students which are PYRN members will benefit of a special reduced fee which will be available for the first 150 registrants.
We recommend that you book the hotels directly via the online registration form. June is nearly peak tourist season in Évora and it is convenient to book well in advance. The process will be managed by EUCOP4 Executive Secretariat at Abreu (firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: +351-214156383), which is available to help with travel and accomodation requests, including bookings for the social program for accompanying persons.
We invite you to visit our website at http://www.eucop4.org for further details.
Looking forward for your contribution to the conference and for meeting you in Évora next year,
with the best wishes from the Local Organizing Committee,
It is already possible to submit your abstracts online to one of the 23 proposed sessions. The deadline is December 15.
The conference and field trip registration will open in the next few days. Field trips have a limited number of participants and registration will be made on a first come, first served basis.
Thomas A. Douglas (U.S. Army ERDC, Alaska)
Paul Overduin (Alfred Wegener Institute, Potsdam)
Torre Jorgenson, Alaska Ecoscience.
Much of the permafrost that formed during the last glacial period was inundated as sea levels rose 120 m during the Holocene. The inundation of the Arctic shelves flooded millions of square kilometers of terrestrial permafrost on the modern arctic shelf. This subsea permafrost is an important component in the global climate system since it stabilizes and traps large amounts of greenhouse gases. Its importance to infrastructure on the shelf and to coastal stability makes it relevant to resource exploration and coastal management in the Arctic. Nonetheless, models of its spatial distribution differ widely, and direct observations are sparsely and unevenly distributed. This is particularly true where subsea permafrost is likely to be most widespread, on the eastern Siberian shelf. Recently published work has challenged long-standing descriptions of subsea permafrost distribution on the Beaufort shelf, suggesting that our concept of subsea permafrost degradation is incomplete. This session will combine contributions working on either side of the coastline, to gather recent observations and any studies geared towards increasing our understanding of processes active during and following the transition from terrestrial to subsea permafrost. Remote sensing, shallow geophysical techniques and drilling are typically used to investigate the transition ofterrestrial permafrost to subsea permafrost in shallow arctic shelf waters.Indirect methods, such as gas flux rates, seabed morphology and paleoclimatic studies are also solicited. Modeling of the sub-seabed heat and mass transfer expands our understanding of subsea permafrost distribution and interactionwith greenhouse gases.
EUCOP4 is approaching fast and the conference preparation is well under way. We have included major updates at the conference website at http://www.eucop4.org. Such updates include information on sessions and key-note speakers, the online abstract submission form, details on the programme, registration fees and information on travel & accomodation. The registration should open in mid-September, as well as the registration for the pre and post conference field trips. Remember to check the website at that time.
Looking forward to meet you in Évora next year with all the best wishes,
EUCOP4 Organizing Committee
Please find below the link to download the 2nd circular.
The selection of sessions is now finished and titles are available online. More information, including a major update at the conference website will be made by 21 July 2013. See you then!
The call for sessions is now closed. We have received about 20 proposals which are now under analysis by the national and international scientific committees. Thanks a lot to all proponents for the excellent submissions!
Selected proposals will be announced in late April, as well as the preliminary conference schedule. Registration fees and other conference details will also be annouced during April.
The deadline for session proposals for the 4th European Conference on Permafrost to take place in Évora - Portugal in June 2014 is approaching fast.
Do the online submission until the 31st of March 2013. We wait for your input.