To Thursday 06 July 2017
Organizers of the 2nd Asian Conference on Permafrost (ACOP2017) announce a call for registration and abstract submissions. The conference will convene 2-6 July 2017 in Sapporo, Japan.
The conference, hosted by the International Permafrost Association (IPA), covers all aspects of frozen ground, both permafrost and seasonal frost, and its related natural and technological topics.
February 2017: Acceptance of abstract and support for young researchers
March 2017: Deadline of Early Bird registration
June 2017: Final deadline of registration
• PERIGLACIAL GEOMORPHOLOGY
• GROUND ICE DYNAMICS
• MOUNTAIN PERMAFROST AND GEOHAZARDS
• PERMAFROST ECO-HYDROLOGY
• PERMAFROST MAPPING AND TECHNIQUES
• CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE CARBON BALANCE IN PERMAFROST
• FROZEN GROUND PHYSICS
• FROZEN GROUND ENGINEERING
• ASIAN FROZEN GROUND
• EXTRAZONAL PERMAFROST AND SEASONAL FROST
• LIVING AND WORKING ON FROZEN GROUND:
• CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF PERMAFROST
• OUTREACH/EDUCATION, HISTORY
Plenary Sessions are updated:
(4 July AM)
Theme: “Deep permafrost and global influences”
Speaker: Dr. Anna Liljedahl (University of Alaska Fairbanks)
-Dr. Liljedahl combines field measurements, numerical modeling and remote sensing to explore the storage and flow of water within the Arctic and subarctic landscapes. Her research often follows a system perspective, linking watershed-scale hydrology to permafrost, geomorphology, glaciers, vegetation, carbon and/or climate. Based in Fairbanks, Alaska, Liljedahl collaborates with colleagues active at Canadian and Russian sites, while she takes advantage of doing fieldwork in her own backyard.
(5 July AM)
Theme: “Permafrost in human dimension”
Speaker: Dr. Arne Instanes (the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS))
-Dr. Instanes has a wide background from research and consulting within the fields of geotechnical engineering and cold regions engineering. He is an adjunct professor at the University Centre in Svalbard and Western Norway University of Applied Sciences. His major fields of work relate to: permafrost engineering and frozen ground engineering, soil mechanics and geotechnical engineering, cold regions field investigations, foundation engineering, slope stability analyses, and climate change impact assessments.
Pre- and post-conference field excursions options will be offered, dependent on the numbers of participants, to the following destinations:
Daisetsu Mountains, Japan; artificially frozen ground sites, Tokyo and Fukushima-daiichi nuclear power plant; Mongolia; Kamchatka Peninsula; Northeast China;and Mt Fuji, Japan.
For more information, registration details, and abstract submission instructions, go to: http://acop2017.arc.hokudai.ac.jp.
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