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 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