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Geographisches Institut

Fostering permafrost research and scientific exchange

The Executive Committee of the International Permafrost Association (IPA) met on June 17 at GIUZ for a one-day strategy meeting. Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer serves as Vice-President of IPA.

IPA strategy meeting

The International Permafrost Association has as its objectives to foster the dissemination of knowledge concerning permafrost and to promote cooperation among persons and national or international organizations engaged in scientific investigation and engineering work on permafrost. IPA's primary responsibilities are convening international permafrost conferences, undertaking special projects such as preparing databases, maps, bibliographies, and glossaries, and coordinating international field programs and networks.

International Permafrost Association

Dr. Isabelle Gärtner-Roer

Picture: Members of the IFA Executive Committee (from left to right: Michael Krautblatter, Sarah Marie Strand, Hanne H. Christiansen, Christopher R. Burn, Andrey Abramov, Isabelle Gärtner-Roer)