Association of Polar Early Career Scientists

Permaconf Logo 2017The registration now is open at ! The next important date is April 15, 2017 – the final possibility to send us you abstracts (not longer than 4000 characters with spaces). The early summer is good time on the Oka river, and we hope that you will fulfill this time with productive disscussions. The motto for 2017 conference is «Earth's Cryosphere: Past, Present and Future», it will be organized June 4-8 in the Institute of Physico-chemical and Biological problems of soil science.
All information is available at It is still not late to suggest new session topics, round tables or became a partner of the conference, like Earth Cryosphere Institute ( and Beta Analytic ( If you have general questions, like why we include lunch snacks into the registration fee and where to
stay in Pushchino – the conference e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. is the right place to send them.
Pushchino is situated not far from Moscow, Russia (one-hour bus drive from Uznaya underground station). The conference fee is 7000₽ (~100$) and 2000₽ (~30$) for students; it covers participant set, coffee and lunch during the working days and the permafrost dinner at one of the evenings (surely with dancing). We will speak Russian and English, simultaneous translation will be provided.
The sections will cover all topics of permafrost research:
- Regional aspects in polar and mountain areas
- Paleoreconstructions
- Carbon in permafrost
- Cryosphere as ecosystem: microbiological, biotechnological and astrobiological aspects
- Permafrost soils
- Permafrost hydrology and hydrogeology
- Physico-chemical peculiarities of frozen ground
- Geophysical investigations in permafrost areas
- Antarctic permafrost and soils
-Philosophical ideas about past, present and future of cryosphere

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