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The Future of Permafrost in a Climate-Changing World, Workshop at EGU 2015, Vienna

LogoPermafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) together with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) will be organizing a short course about "The future of permafrost in a climate-changing world" during the EGU 2015.
The course is open for Bachelor, Master, PhD students and post-docs and the goals are: 1) to equip young researchers with a multidisciplinary understanding of the role of permafrost in the climate system; 2) to strengthen international collaboration of early career researchers; and 3) to enable the participants to put their research into a larger context. The objective of the course is to revise recent research that concerns permafrost in a changing climate. Participants will learn about the effect of permafrost development and degradation in polar and mountain regions, and its impact on infrastructures and ecosystems under climate warming scenarios.

10h30: Introduction
10h45: Climate scenarios
11h00: Permafrost modelling during future scenarios
11h30: Landscape dynamics
11h45: Hazards and infrastructure
12h00: Discussion and closing remarks

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of PYRN and the 1st year anniversary of APECS Austria, a Social Event will be held in the evening in a Heuriger - a traditional Austrian tavern.
All workshop participants are invited for a traditional buffet. Beverages are self-payed.Time: 20h00. Location: "Zum Berger", Himmelstra├če 19, A-1190 Wien. http://www.zumberger.at/

Getting there from the city center: alternative 1) tram nr 38 from "Schottentour" to the end station "Grinzing" alternative 2) subway U4 from "Schwedenplatz" to "Heiligenstadt", change to bus 38A and get of at "Grinzing".
We hope to see many of you there!

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