The PYRN workshop prior to the 6th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2023) in Puigcerdà (Spain) was a success! With a combination of seminars and get-togethers it was the perfect start into a great week to meet and network with all Early Career Researchers (ERCs) attending the conference. We want to thank all our speakers for their insights into very personal field experiences, their results and some insights on how to transition from ERC to a professorship. A big extra “thank you” to Adam for stepping up last minute for a canceled talk! And as the perfect “ice breaker” we had a nice party that evening at the Nordic Lounge and Bar, including a lot of Spanish food and dancing. We congratulate our Outstanding PYRN Award winners Natalie Arpin (Oral Presentation) and Pia Petzold (Poster Presentation). We sincerely thank Dr. Marc Oliva and the organizing committee for making this conference a memorable experience. And of course a big thanks to our sponsors, the International Permafrost Association, Nunataryuk, International Association of Geomorphologists, and the Swiss Polar Institute as well as to all of you for making it such a great day!
PYRN Best Student Presentation award winners: Natalie Arpin (center) and Pia Petzold (right) were presented their awards by former PYRN Ex Com member Adam Kirkwood (left). Congratulations once again Natalie and Pia!!