10 February – Abstract deadline – Tenth International Conference on Permafrost

The International Conference on Permafrost is the premier event for permafrost research, organized by the International Permafrost Association every four years. The Tenth International Conference will take place in Salekhard, located on the Arctic Circle on the east bank of the Ob River, 25-29 June 2012.

The deadline for extended abstracts has been extended to the 10th of February, 2012. Authors who submit an abstract will be eligible for an oral presentation or a poster.
You can submit your extended abstract and read instructions at the following address:


Registration to the conference will be possible until April 30, 2012 at a reduced rate and until May 31, 2012 at full rate. Early registration is strongly recommended to facilitate visa application.

150 young researchers who are first author on either an oral or a poster presentation will receive a full stipend generously funded by the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District. The stipend will cover return travel costs by charter flight from Moscow to Salekhard, registration fees, student housing in Salekhard, a local field excursion during the conference, meals and social events. The deadline for applications to the young researcher stipend program is also the 10th of February 2011. The application is done through the standard registration process on the website.

Regular registration will cover return travel costs by charter flight from Moscow to Salekhard, conference fees, meals, social events and housing in Salekhard, with the cost of the total package depending on the level of accommodation selected. Discounts of 50 USD will be applied to individual paying members of the IPA (register here: http://ipa.arcticportal.org/index.php/Create-an-account.html).

Extended field trips will take place after the conference with the return charter flight to Moscow taking place on July 5. The trips will be offered at very advantageous rate.