Permafrost focus at the Yellowknife Geoscience Forum, 14-17 November 2017!
Permafrost will be a focus at this year’s Geoscience Forum in Yellowknife, NT, Canada this year on 14-17 November 2017!
Permafrost underlies terrain throughout the subarctic and Arctic regions of Canada. It affects almost every aspect of the northern environment and provides the foundation for infrastructure. Permafrost is inextricably linked with climate, and warming air temperatures are affecting ground thermal regimes, terrain stability, hydrological processes and northern infrastructure. The session themes are listed below, and we encourage presentations that highlight the application of permafrost science and engineering in solving northern challenges. The conference will also provide opportunities to discuss approaches that improve the coordination of permafrost research and meet the objectives of Canada’s northern territories.
We are currently seeking presentations for the following themes (Chairs in brackets):
Permafrost and Infrastructure (Sandra MacDougall, Lukas Arenson)
Permafrost Monitoring and Modelling (Peter Morse, Stephan Gruber)
Permafrost Landscape Change and Mapping (Scott Lamoureux, Trevor Lantz)
Permafrost Hydrology (Isabelle de Grandpre, Phil Marsh)
Dr Chris Burn, Carleton University, will be speaking about his Western Arctic permafrost research at the public Camsell Lecture on Wednesday, November 15th.
Please consider attending the conference to network with the growing community of individuals and organizations interested in permafrost.