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USPA annual meeting at 10 December

pyrn smallDear PYRN members, the USPA annual meeting will occur on the Tuesday of AGU and PYRN members are encouraged to come. The U.S. Permafrost Association annual meeting returns to San Francisco, CA during AGU week on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. Catch up with colleagues and friends across the frozen ground community, and meet the rising generation of permafrost scientists and engineers. During the meeting we will recognize early career grant recipients, share news on upcoming permafrost community events, and announce the results of USPA's 2019 board elections.

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IPA News | ICOP 2020, SouthCOP, & Action Group call

The 12th International Conference on Permafrost -- ICOP 2020 -- is a little over a half-year away. The final abstract submission deadline is 15 January 2020; this timeline is now reflected on the conference website. We strongly encourage everyone to consider participating in and presenting research at this premier permafrost event. Please visit the conference website for the information you need to plan your conference attendance and trip to Lanzhou, China, including planned scientific sessions, field trip details, and visa information. Early career attendees can apply to have their registration fee covered by the IPA. 

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Soliciting Nominations for the 2020 IASC Medal

The IASC Medal is awarded in recognition of exceptional and sustained contributions to the understanding of the Arctic. A maximum of one award is made each year, assuming that there is a nominee of appropriate quality. The whole IASC community, from all countries and career stages, is encouraged to submit a nomination by sending this form to the IASC Executive Secretary, demonstrating the nominee’s excellence (see evaluation criteria) and sustained contribution to the understanding of the Arctic.

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Deadline Extension for ISAR-6 Call for Abstracts to October 20, 2019

In response to requests from several potential participants, the Organizing Committee of ISAR-6 has decided to extend the deadline for Call for Abstract for Sixth International Symposium on Arctic Science (ISAR-6) to 23:59 October 20, 2019 (JST). We hope that this additional time will enable those of you and your colleagues to consider a submission to prepare and submit an abstract to the ISAR-6. The symposium will take place on 2-6 March in Tokyo, Japan.

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Call for Nominations for the 2020 SCAR Medals

Peer recognition is a way of rewarding and highlighting those who exemplify the best of the Antarctic community and serve as models for the next generation. To provide this recognition within the Antarctic research community, SCAR created the Medal for Excellence in Antarctic Research and the Medal for International Coordination, which were first awarded in 2006.  At the SCAR Delegates Meeting in 2016, a new medal was approved, the Medal for Education and Communication, and this was awarded for the first time in 2018.  Nominations are now open for the award of all three Medals in 2020.

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Student Competition at the AGU Fall Meeting

Are you a student looking to fund your innovative research in Cryosphere Sciences?  Consider participating in the Flash Freeze competition at this year's Fall Meeting to win funding for your project! The AGU Cryosphere Section Executive Committee is now accepting applications for the Cryosphere Innovation Award for Students that will be decided in the Flash Freeze competition on Thursday, December 12, 2019.

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Calling all Scotia Arc specialists!

sooslogo2cThe co-chairs and committee of the West Antarctic Peninsula and Scotia Arc (WAPSA) regional working group are looking for ocean scientists who have experience and interest in working in the Scotia Arc and Drake Passage region of the Southern Ocean.

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