Obituary: Dr. Galina Mazhitova passed away

Dr. Galina Mazhitova, an eminent permafrost scientist passed away recently. The International Permafrost Association (IPA) wishes to send its deepest sentiments to her family, her friends and to her colleagues at the Institute of Biology. Galina Mazhitova has been an outstanding scientist. She was always very active in many important international programs and working groups related to soil science and carbon turnover in permafrost regions. As one of the co-chairs of the Cryosol Working Group on (CWG) …

The IPA signs a Memorandum of Understanding with SCAR and IASC

On March 27th, 2009, The president of the International Permafrost Association, Prof. Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the presidents of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), Dr. Kristján Kristjánsson and of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), Prof. Mahlon C Kennicutt II. The three parties acknowledged that there were strong grounds for a closer linkage between them, not least in an exchange of views and experience on important scientif…

2nd CAPP Workshop, Carbon Pools in Permafrost Regions

Call for Abstracts and Registration 2nd CAPP Workshop Carbon Pools in Permafrost Regions Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden 3-5 June 2009 Registration and Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, 17 April 2009 For further information and to register, please contact:  Peter Kuhry Email: peter.kuhry@natgeo.su.se ——————– Organizers of the 2nd Carbon Pools in Permafrost Regions (CAPP) Workshop  announce registration and a call for abstracts. The workshop, sponsored  by Granholms Styftelse…

Proceedings of the Canadian Permafrost Conferences Now Online

The proceedings of the five Canadian Permafrost Conferences (1962-1990) are now available for searching and viewing at http://www.aina.ucalgary.ca/cpc.PDF files of the proceedings can be viewed sequentially, and a database containing 187 records describing the papers and other items that appeared in the proceedings can be searched for words in titles and abstracts, broad or detailed subject and geographic categories, authors, and conference numbers. All of the records in this database are also availabl…

Proceedings of the Canadian Permafrost Conferences Now Online

The proceedings of the five Canadian Permafrost Conferences (1962-1990) are now available for searching and viewing at http://www.aina.ucalgary.ca/cpc.PDF files of the proceedings can be viewed sequentially, and a database containing 187 records describing the papers and other items that appeared in the proceedings can be searched for words in titles and abstracts, broad or detailed subject and geographic categories, authors, and conference numbers. All of the records in this database are also availabl…

Frozen Ground 32 now available

The latest issue of the International Permafrost Association yearly bulletin, Frozen Ground, is now available for download on the IPA website. This new issue focuses on country reports of research activities, Pictures and memories from the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, and many more articles and features. You can now get it here.

Obituary: Mr. Ziwang Wu passed away

Mr. Ziwang Wu passed way in Xiamen, China at 17:11 on 28 February 2009, at age 75. Ziwang Wu was born in 15 Dec. 1935. He graduated from Beijing Geology University in 1961, with a BS in Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology. He engaged in the research of permafrost science and frozen-soil mechanics ever since. He was a hardened professor and engineer of frozen ground engineering in China for more than 50 years, the founder and the executive director (during 1989-1996) and academic director (during 1996-…

Special issue: “Polar and Alpine Microbiology: Microbial life in the cold biosphere”

The IPA working group "Planetary Permafrost and Astrobiology" is proud to introduce a special issue released in the Canadian Journal of Microbiology, with several entries on permafrost: Special Issue "Polar and Alpine Microbiology: Microbial life in the cold biosphere" Vol. 55, Number 1, January 2009 Published in the scope of the 3rd International Conference on Polar and Alpine Microbiology in Banff, Canada, May 11-15, 2008

NICOP featured in PAGES Newsletter

The lates PAGES (Past Global Changes) Newsletter features a nice article by Jerry Brown, H.-W. Hubbbberten and V. Romanovsky about the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost (pp.37-38). The newsletter can be viewed here