XI. International Conference on Permafrost
20 - 24 June 2016, Potsdam, Germany
XI. International Conference on Permafrost
20 - 24 June 2016, Potsdam, Germany
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Key dates
  • Early Bird Registration
    Closes 11 March 2016
  • Hotel room reservation
    11 March 2016
  • Release of Provisional Program
    15 April 2016
  • Final Payment deadline
    31 May 2016


Call for Abstracts, 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 and outreach on a global and regional level. Check out the conference trailer!

We hereby open the call for abstracts. Abstracts should be submitted online until 1 December 2015 via the external conference registration system ConfTool. 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 under program - session 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 under Hotel & Venue or directly on the hotel website.

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

The ICOP2016 Local Organizing Committee

Call for Business Meetings

Dear Permafrost enthusiasts,

The ICOP is also the place to organize business meetings. These can be related to ongoing programs, international committees or upcoming projects. The ICOP organizers have reserved rooms for these business meetings on the 17, 18, 19 and 25 of June 2016. No business meeting will be allowed during the week (20-24 June) to avoid conflict with scientific sessions and social events. The ICOP organizers will provide a room and projection material. Lunch or coffee can be arranged for a fee. Rooms will be allocated upon availability on the "first come, first served" basis.

We hereby open the call for business meetings that should be submitted until 15 December 2015.

If you are interested in hosting a business meeting at the ICOP 2016, please contact the Conference Secretariat at contact@icop2016.org. Please provide the secretariat with the following information:

  • Date and duration of the Meeting
  • Title of Meeting
  • Short description of the Meeting
  • Estimated number of participants
  • Will it be an opened or closed Meeting?!
  • Equipment needed
  • Catering (lunch or coffee breaks) required
  • Organizers
  • Contact person

Please note that several meetings and workshops are already planned on these days, including the IPA Council Meeting (19 June) and a Young Researchers Workshop (18-19 June), and that potential conflicts should be minimized. A prelimary program showing these meetings is available here.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Potsdam to ICOP 2016!

45 Session Proposals submitted to ICOP 2016!

The countdown to ICOP 2016 is running! 445 days to the eleventh international conference on permafrost. Yesterday was the deadline for the submission of session proposals and it was no April foul's joke. No less than 45 session proposals were submitted! the topics that were submitted reflect the diversity and the multidiscplinarity of permafrost science and promise a great program. The International Scientific Committee will now review the sessions and the final session list will be released end of May.

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