Registration is now open for the CliC GTN-P ESA DUE Permafrost Workshop that has the objective to bring together the scientific permafrost communities and the producers of satellite data. The 4th DUE Permafrost User Workshop will be held at ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy the 11-13 February 2014. It is sponsored by the Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC) and Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost of the International Permafrost Association (GTN-P/IPA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Important Dates:
DEADLINE FOR FUNDING APPLICATIONS (Young Scientist) 22 NOV 2013
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS IS 6 DEC 2013
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS 15 JAN 2013

Visit the workshop webpage at:

http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/meetings/due-permafrost-2014

This CliC GTNP ESA DUE Permafrost workshop

  • will bring together a multidisciplinary community working on permafrost-related remote sensing, field monitoring and permafrost-related modelling and climate modeling.
  • will collect and discuss the up-to-date User requirements, validation approaches and the broadening range of applications.
  • will contribute to the update of the IGOS Cryosphere Theme Report (2007) for permafrost.
  • will feed into current efforts of GTN-P to build a permafrost observing component into the Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (SAON).


This meeting is open to all who are interested in attending. There will be no registration fee. Participants are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or a poster.

A limited amount of travel support is available on a competitive basis for researchers from countries in economic transition and those early in their careers.  Early career is defined as current graduate students or those who have completed a Masters degree in the last 3 years or a PhD within the last 7 years. The submission of an abstract is required for all recipients of the travel awards. The application is included in the workshop registration form found on the workshop webpage and must be completed by 22 November.

The workshop is jointly organized by CliC, ESA, and members of the former DUE permafrost team, Birgit Heim (AWI, DE), Annett Bartsch (APRI,AT & LMU, DE), Claude Duguay (UW, CA) Jenny Baseman (CliC), Vladimir Romanovsky (IPA/GTN-P) and Frank-Martin Seifert (ESA).

If you have any further questions concerning the content and objectives of the workshop, please contact Birgit Heim (birgit.heim(at)awi.de) and Annett Bartsch (annett.bartsch(at)tuwien.ac.at),

Visit the Workshop webpage at:

http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/meetings/due-permafrost-2014