11th International Conference on Permafrost

The 11th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016) was held from June 20-24, 2016 in Potsdam, Germany with nearly 740 participants from 36 countries and organized by the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research and Prof. Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten as conference chair.

The local organizing committee decided that an extended abstract book would be published instead of a conference proceedings volume. Each person who wished to give either an oral or a poster presentation submitted an abstract 1 to 3 pages long and these were compiled in a book (Günther and Morgenstern 2016) which can be downloaded from the conference website.