September 11, 2017

XI International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering held in Magadan

The XI International Symposium on Permafrost Engineering was held in Magadan, Russia on September 5-8, 2017. Organized by the Melnikov Permafrost Institute and its Magadan station in coordination with the State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering, CAS (Lanzhou) and the Heilongjiang Province Academy of Cold Area Building Research (Harbin), the symposium provided a forum for over 100 researchers to discuss advancements, ideas and theories in the field of frozen ground engineering research and practice. The participants included researchers from 20 Russian, 1 Byelorussian and 13 Chinese organizations, as well as representatives from business and engineering community. The Symposium involved one plenary and three concurrent sessions with a total of 71 oral and 34 poster presentations. A round-table discussion chaired by Igor Ozimok, Vice Governor of Magadan Province, drew attention to the current permafrost-related problems in the region. A PYRN meeting was organized during the Symposium attended by approximately 40 young researchers. A book of abstracts was published before the meeting. Selected full papers were published in several journals, including Sciences in Cold and Arid Regions, Earth's Cryosphere, Russian Geology and Geophysics, and Ice and Snow.
Symposium photographs can be viewed at:\.

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