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Symposium on “The evolution of mountain permafrost”

Sion, Switzerland, 4th-7th February 2015.

Feb 4
Feb 7
Vignette Temps

The Symposium acts partly as final symposium of the inter-disciplinary TEMPS-project (The evolution of mountain permafrost in Switzerland) funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The main objective of TEMPS and the above symposium is an improved understanding of the vulnerability of mountain regions to permafrost changes and to assess the current and future impacts on populated mountain regions such as the European Alps. The 2-day symposium will include invited lectures on mountain permafrost research, the presentation of the main project results, and a specific practitioner’s day (German/French) to strengthen the relation between science and practice. All permafrost interested practitioners and scientists are cordially invited to join the symposium.

A poster session and exhibition will complement the programme on the first and second day, and poster submission is open to everyone (has to be stated upon registration). An excursion to the nearby Swiss Alps is organised for the two last days.

Deadline for registration is the 9th of January 2015 and can be conducted via the symposium’s webpage:


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Registration deadline: 09.01.2015

payment details

Conference fee: 100 CHF
(students/AHV: 50 CHF)

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