Can you please distribute the following information:
Abstract submission for the 47th Yellowknife Geoscience Forum has opened! The forum will be held in Yellowknife from November 19 - 21 and includes delegates from industry, academia, and government (https://www.nwtgeoscience.ca/gsforum/). Abstract submission closes on October 4th. For those interested in changing permafrost landscapes and environmental monitoring, your abstracts would fit in great in the following sessions.
Thawing Permafrost Chairs: Steve Kokelj (NTGS-GNWT) and Ashley Rudy (NTGS-GNWT) Warming climate and changing precipitation patterns are causing permafrost to thaw which is affecting northern ecosystems and infrastructure. It is increasingly critical to develop new tools for mapping thaw sensitive terrain and monitoring changes that affect landscape and infrastructure. This session will include presentations on the natural and infrastructure consequences of permafrost thaw, and on techniques to monitor effects. We also encourage presentations with focus on applied research and cold regions engineering.
Environmental Monitoring & Research Chairs: Tim Ensom (Wilfrid Laurier- Ph.D. Candidate) and Mike Palmer (Aurora College) This session will focus on advances and challenges in environmental baseline and effects assessment monitoring across the north. Monitoring programs are undertaken for research into natural environmental systems and for the assessment of potential effects from mining, energy development, infrastructure, or other projects across life cycles. Topics will span physical and biological sciences including atmospherics, soils and vegetation, geosciences, aquatic ecology, hydrology, fish and wildlife.
Hope to see some of you there,
Ashley Rudy, Ph.D.
Communications Director | Canadian Permafrost Association
Geotechnical Data Scientist | Northwest Territories Geological Survey