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Antarctic Permafrost And Soils (ANTPAS)

4-5 October 2017, Insubria University, Varese, Italy

ANTPAS Workshop 2017 posterThe workshop will mainly focus on the main SCAR Horizon Scan questions and the future hot scientific topics concerning the permafrost environment in Antarctica.  For the past 20 years, research has mainly focused on the thermal state of permafrost and the active layer, periglacial processes and landforms and cryosoils.  However, recently the community is becoming multidisciplinary, with research more focused on terrestrial ecosystem dynamics under a changing climate.  Simultaneously, the links between ecosystem and permafrost scientists became stronger and more collaborative.

The workshop aims at being the starting point for a tentative new SCAR multidisciplinary research programme focusing on a holistic approach to the changing Antarctic permafrost systems.  Several SCAR Horizon Scan questions can only be properly addressed within an encompassing
new research programme.

pdf Workshop information

pdf Workshop proposed programme

pdf Workshop Circular which includes the programme and information on the venue, meals and accommodation.

Some travel grants are available.  Please complete the attached  spreadsheet Pre-registration form (9 KB) before 1 May 2017, indicating if you would like to present an oral (writing O) or a poster (P) or only attend the Workshop (A) and also if you would like to have a travel grant or not.  Send the completed form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the deadline. 

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