2016 International Conference on Permafrost – Call for Papers!


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 International Conference on Permafrost

20 – 24 June 2016, Potsdam, Germany


Hello Polar Educators International,

 Permafrost is one of the major parameters of polar regions. There are for example interactions with the carbon cycle in context with global warming and it also effects the infrastructure of humans. Young people should know what Permafrost is and which role it has in global systems. For that reason the International Association of Permafrost (IPA) invites you to take part in the next International Permafrost Conference in Potsdam, Germany.

 ICOP 2016 – Call for Abstracts and registration opens

The 11th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2016) will be held in Potsdam, Germany, 20-24 June 2016. The conference aims at covering all relevant aspects of permafrost research, engineering, education and outreach on a global and regional level. Check out the conference trailer here: http://www.icop2016.org/index.php/medias/videos.

We hereby open the call 1 December 2015 via the external conference registration system ConfTool (https://www.conftool.pro/icop2016/). For this system you have to register (as user) to be able to start with the registration for the conference (as participant), to upload abstracts, register for local excursions and field trips and other events and meetings. Payments can be carried out by bank transfer, credit card (MasterCard and VISA) and via Paypal.

A list of sessions and their descriptions are available at http://www.icop2016.org/index.php/program/overview. Please note that a maximum of two abstracts can be submitted per first author, out of which only one can be a submission for oral presentation. Particularly, early-career researchers are encouraged to submit abstracts.

By 1 February 2016, authors will be informed about the decision on submitted abstracts. Depending on the number of accepted abstracts, sessions may be subject to cancellation or combination with other sessions. The final conference program will be released 15 April 2016.

Please note that the hotel registration is NOT included in the conference fee and needs to be done following the instructions on the website or via https://www.cbooking.de/v4/Login.aspx?id=hukg&allotmentcode=ICOP2016&lang=en

We look forward to receiving your submissions and registrations and to seeing you in Potsdam next June!

The ICOP2016 Local Organizing Committee

Call for educational papers – how to find information about the education session:

 ·        http://icop2016.org/

 ·        → Program – Session overview: Session 38, here you’ll find the full description of the session

 Important session statement:”Contributions will focus on outreach materials designed for distribution through websites targeted to the general public. Others may describe classroom-based lessons or well-established national programs of permafrost educations within the K-12 school system.  Yet others will describe successful field courses allowing undergraduate and graduate students to participate in the full scientific process from making their own permafrost field observations, through analysis, modeling, and presentation.  We encourage contributions which are targeted to a wide range of ages: from K-12, undergraduate and graduate students, the general public, to elders.” 

·        → Abstracts – Conference registration system – create an account now (Step 1-4)

·        → Participant Status: Polar Educators International (Step 1)

·        → Conference: Conference for Polar Educators International, 55,00 € (Step 2): Please choose Thursday

·        Submit and begin with participant registration – Participant status information:  Polar Educators International

·        Please take Thursday 23. June 2016

·        Registration fee for educators: 55,00 € (only Thursday 23. June 2016)

·        Deadline for abstract submission: 01. December 2015 (probably extended to 15th December)

·        There are additional options you can choose


There might be grants for your travel to Germany.

We are looking forward to meet you in Potsdam.


 Rainer Lehmann and Inga Beck

Dr. Rainer Lehmann

Koordination Coole Klassen

Arbeitskreis Polarlehrer in der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Polarforschung (DGP)

Zum Weidegut 1

31634 Steimbke


Tel: 0049-5026-949414

Email: rainer.lehmann@gmx.net