11th International Conference on Permafrost
PYRN DACH at the 8th AK Permafrost meeting
Young Researchers Workshop at ICOP 2016
PYRN Award winners at GeoQuebec 2015
Thank you for a successful 11th International Conference on Permafrost, June 20-14 2016 in Potsdam! Besides highly interesting scientific and engineering presentations, PYRN members were active as session co-chairs and playing or watching the All-Star-Football-Tournament! Further, PYRN was organizing a Junior-meets-Senior-Lounge and Awards for the best oral and poster presentations as well as an award for the best Frostbyte. A 2-day Young Permafrost Researchers Workshop prior the conference on June 18-19 provided valuable workshop sessions on different topics to more than 150 participants. A new PYRN Executive Committee was elected too! Further, PYRN was organizing a Junior-meets-Senior-Lounge and Awards for the best oral and poster presentations as well as an award for the best Frostbyte (see the awardees here)."Read more...
On 22-24 January 2016, a meeting of PYRN DACH (Germany-Austria-Switzerland) was held in the frame of the 8th AK Permafrost meeting in Hamburg, Germany. We came together to discuss the recent development of the network, ICOP2016 preparation and future visions for PYRN. Christina Schädel (Northern Arizona University), Christian Beer (Stockholm University) and Christian Hauck (University of Fribourg) reported on their career development in permafrost research and opened new perspectives and discussions on a scientist`s life. Samuel Weber (University of Zurich) was appointed as new representative for PYRN Switzerland next to Ingo Hartmeyer (University of Salzburg) representing Austria and Josefine Lenz (AWI Potsdam) representing Germany. During the general AK Permafrost meeting more than half of the 66 participants were Early Career Researchers who contributed to lively discussions and knowledge exchange by various presentations on mountainous permafrost, modelling, paleo-... Read more...
A “Young Researchers Workshop” will take place at the XI. International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016). This workshop is organized as a joint effort of PYRN (Permafrost Young Researchers Network), APECS (Association of Polar Early Career Scientists), the young researcher representatives of the USPA (United States Permafrost Association), and ADAPT (Arctic Development and Adaptation to Permafrost in Transition).
The workshop aims at providing opportunities to young researchers to learn and build interdisciplinary knowledge:
• how to get published in scientific journals (professional trainer)
• practical methods and
• essential soft skills.
For detailed information on the Young Researchers Workshop p... Read more...
The first PYRN Outstanding Oral Presentation Award was presented to two Carleton University students at the GeoQuebec 2015. The award of $300 CAD was shared by Brendan O´Neill and Marcus Phillips, who gave excellent presentations titled “Permafrost Degradation Adjacent to Snow Fences along the Dempster Highway, Peel Plateau, NWT” and “Improving Water Content Description of Ice-rich Permafrost Soils”, respectively. Congratulations!Read more...