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.