Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


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. 

The IPA looks forward to the 1st Southern Hemisphere Conference on Permafrost -- SouthCOP -- to be held in Queenstown, New Zealand 4-14 December, 2019. Abstract submission and field trip registration has closed, but regular conference registration is still possible. Please visit for more information. 

The IPA currently has an open call for new Action Groups. Action Groups are meant to fund targeted groups working towards the production of well-defined, permafrost-related products. Action Groups are funded up to 2500€ per year, for one or two years (maximum of 5000€ over the life of an Action Group). The current annual application cycle closes 1 November. You can read more and download the application form here:

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APECS International Directorate
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Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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