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Young researchers meet in Abisko

(Photo: M.Tomasik) PAGE21 young researchers meet in Abisko, northern Sweden(Photo: M.Tomasik) PAGE21 young researchers meet in Abisko, northern SwedenToday, Sunday the 22nd of September, permafrost young researchers gathered in Abisko during the 2nd Page21 General Assembly Young Researchers workshop.
Scientists are being part of PAGE21 project which is is a Large-scale integrating collaborative project under the ENV call topic "Vulnerability of Arctic permafrost to climate change and implications for global GHG emissions and future climate" (ENV.2011.1.1.3-1) coordinated by Professor Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten from AWI.

Young researchers discussed several topics to include protocols and data management, general challenges in permafrost research as well as cooperation with Page21´s Canadian partner – ADAPT.

Presentation on project communication and outreach strategies was given to inform about great success of this summer´s blogs that were written by young researchers during their work in the Arctic field sites.

Blog have received over 10 000 entries during few months and the number is still growing.

Arctic Portal who is hosting PAGE21 website and administrating Work Package 1: ´´Communication and Outreach´´ decided to keep on with blogs project to bring even more awareness to important permafrost research.

At the beginning of next month both partners will also start new series of Young Researchers Profiles in order to bring more recognition to scientists committed to the project.

After indoor part of the workshop, group of scientists attended field exercises.

Young scientists will attend PAGE21 General Assembly that starts tomorrow and lasts until Tuesday.