24 June 2013
Young Permafrost Scientists Conference Begins in Yakutsk
The geocryological conference has begun today at the Melnikov Permafrost Institute in Yakutsk as part of the Third Forum for Young Permafrost Scientists. The conference will run until the 27th June and cover a broad range of topics, from regional and historical geocryology to safe management of northern infrastructure.
The conference will be followed a field trip to the Verkhoyansk Mountains to examine permafrost, periglacial, hydrological and glacial processes and road management problems in the mountainous environment.
The Forum commemorates the 140th birthday of M.I. Sumgin, the founder of geocryology, and the 150th birthday of V.A. Obruchev, the first director of the Permafrost Institute in Moscow.