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