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

REKLIM-DEKRA Social Media Project

REKLIM (Helmholtz Climate Initiative Regional Climate Change) particular focuses on knowledge transfer and dialogue processes between science and society, which is an increasingly important aspect of modern science. To achieve this goal a range of activities was established that are adapted to the needs and requirements of the various target groups as well as to the according scientific basis involved. Particular emphasis is placed on the joint development and implementation of ideas between science and society.

In this context REKLIM set up a student project for the ICOP conference with the DEKRA University of Applied Science Berlin. The aim of the student project is to write and produce stories that capture the attention of their generation for the conference themes. Their contribution should not to be seen as part of the official coverage for the press, rather as an interactive format that accompanies the conference in an innovative way. The young students like to reach their own generation with their language.  

Their contribution to the ICOP conference is realized with a video and journalist team under the lead of specialists in the field and the REKLIM coordinators. Both teams are following topic trails and producing stories, videos and interviews to catch the attention of their generation. For all participating students it is a wonderful opportunity to gather hands-on working experience in a special environment and to experiment with their talents.

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Within the REKLIM-DEKRA Social Media Project also 20 interviews with conference participants were produced. They are related to the themes the interview partners focus their work on and general questions about permafrost research and the ICOP conference.

These are the interviews which can be viewed:

  1. ICOP2016 - Interview - Antoni G. Lewkowicz -University of Ottawa, Canada
  2. ICOP2016 - Interview - Arne Instanes - Instanes Polar AS/UNIS - Cold Regions Engineering, Norway
  3. ICOP2016 - Interview - Eske Willerslev - University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  4. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Eva Panagiotakopulu - University of Edinburgh, UK
  5. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Frédéric Bouchard - Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS), Canada
  6. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Frederick E. Nelson - University of Delaware, USA
  7. ICOP2016 - Interview - Hugh French - University of Ottawa, Canada
  8. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Hugues Lantuit - Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany
  9. ICOP2016 - Interview - Inger Greve - The Arctic University of Norway, Norway
  10. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Jorien Vonk - University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  11. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Lukas Arenson - BGC Engineering Inc., Canada
  12. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Michael Krautblatter - Technical University of Munich, Germany
  13. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Nikolay Shiklomanov - The George Washington University, USA
  14. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Otto Habeck - University of Hamburg, Germany
  15. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Pey-Yi Chu - Pomona College, USA
  16. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Richard Gordon - Chief Ranger - Herschel Island Territorial Park -Inuvik, Canada
  17. ICOP2016 - Interview - Sven Rainer Lehmann - Arbeitskreis Polarlehrer - Verband Deutscher Schulgeographen e.V. - Germany
  18. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Timo Kumpula - University of Eastern Finland, Finland
  19. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Torre Jorgenson - Alaska Ecoscience, USA
  20. ‍ICOP2016 - Interview - Ylva Sjöberg - Stockholm University, Sweden

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