27 September 2021
Session on Permafrost Monitoring at the III Northern Sustainable Development Forum
The III Northern Sustainable Development Forum begins its work in Yakutsk today with several concurrent events taking place online or offline. Sessions, roundtables and panel discussions held during four days from September 27 to 30, 2021 will center around climate change impacts on permafrost, ecosystems and livelihoods in northern regions. The program will also include a two-day roundtable, “CRYOLITHOZONE MONITORING AND MEASURES TO SECURE SUSTAINABLE INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS IN THE ARCTIC” on September 28 (Tue) and 29 (Wed) to discuss infrastructure stability issues in permafrost terrain, advanced adaptation and mitigation technologies, and permafrost monitoring programs. This event is co-organized by NSDF and MPI with Dr. Mikhail Zhelezniak as its moderator. Speakers will include Academician Vladimir Melnikov (Institute of Earth’s Cryosphere, Tyumen), Vladimir Romanovsky (Geophysical Institute, University of Alaska, Fairbanks), Oleg Tregubov (North-East Interdisciplinary Scientific Research Institute FEB RAS, Anadyr), Huijun Jin (Institute of Cold Regions Science & Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin), Iosif A. Makarov, Geolan OOO, Moscow), Go Iwahana (International Arctic Research Center, University of Alaska), to name a few. The full program is available at https://nsdf.ru/en/1-2/.
This roundtable discussion can be joined via Zoom
Meeting ID: 884 1725 6994
Access code: nsdf
4 June 2021
On 7 June 2021, a seminar of the MPI Laboratory of Engineering Geocryology will be held to report recent results of geophysical investigations of permafrost.
Reports will be presented by:
1. Vladimir Efremov, D.Sc.: Radioimpedance and Radiomagnetotelluric Sounding of Frozen Ground.
2. Kirill Bazhin: Application of Electrical Resistivity Tomography at MPI Research and Monitoring Sites.
The seminar will be held over Zoom.
Time: 7 June 2021, 14:30 Yakutsk time
Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86124826215?pwd=RGJuSFM5ZXVxVmo4MjRUMjQvaUZLUT09
Meeting ID: 861 2482 6215
Access code: 12345678
15 July 2021
Sixth FYPS Completed Successfully
For the sixth time, MPI hosted the Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists (FYPS) which was first held in 2008 to celebrate the centenary of the birth of Academician Pavel Melnikov, the founder of Siberian geocryology, first president of the International Permafrost Association and first director of MPI. The Forum was then held in 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2018 attended by young researchers from across Russia and abroad (CIS, USA, China, Japan, and France). The FYPS–2021 included a four-day conference from 29 June to 2 July with online and offline presentations by early career scientists from research institutes and universities of Yakutsk, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tomsk, Tyumen, Sheffield and Potsdam. The conference was followed by a field trip to periglacial sand dunes in the Vilyui River basin with lectures on cryostratigraphy, periglacial landscapes, and groundwater, river and lake systems in permafrost terrain.
10 May 2021
Congratulations to RGS 2021 Grant Award Winners
Three MPI teams have been awarded the Russian Geographical Society 2021 Grants. The project “Atlas of Taryns (Gigantic Icings) in Northeast Russia” led by Dr. Vladimir Alekseev will summarize the existing knowledge and collect new information on gigantic icings, a unique phenomenon of the coldest remote regions of Russia. It will examine the geographical distribution of icings, their seasonal and long-term dynamics, as well as their role in landscape development and human activities. Icing volumes and associated hazards will be assessed. The project, titled "Tukulans: Fossil Relicts of the Ice-Age Deserts in East Siberia" (PI: Dr. Alexey Galanin), will involve investigations on geography, landscape, geology and biodiversity of dune fields in the basins of the middle Lena, middle Vilyui, Tyung, Linda and Chara. The project’s expected outcome is an illustrated book for general public. The purpose of the project led by Olga Makarieva, PhD, is to compile a water resources atlas of Magadan Province, summarizing recent data on the water balance and hydrological regime of the region, as well as to predict future changes in hydrological characteristics based on mathematical modeling and climate warming scenarios.
A tukulan along the middle Lena River.