Association of Polar Early Career Scientists



Polar Outreach Catalogue

Permafrost young researchers gets their hands dirty: The PYRN-Thermal State of Permafrost IPY project
  • Students (undergraduates in college or university)
  • Students (graduate and post-docs)
  • Other
The Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) is a resource for students and young scientists and engineers studying permafrost. It is an international organization fostering innovative collaboration, seeking to recruit, retain, and promote future generations of permafrost scientists and engineers. Initiated for and during IPY, PYRN directs the multi-disciplinary talents of its membership toward global awareness, knowledge, and response to permafrost-related challenges in a changing climate. Created as an education and outreach component of the International Permafrost Association (IPA), PYRN is a central database of permafrost information and science for more than 750 young researchers from over 43 countries. PYRN distributes a newsletter, recognizes outstanding permafrost research by its members through an annual awards program, organizes training workshops (2007 in Abisko, Sweden and St. Petersburg, Russia, 2008 in Fairbanks, Alaska and St. Petersburg, Russia, 2009 in Puschchino, Russia), and contributes to the growth and future of the permafrost community.
  • Other
International Permafrost Association (IPA)
no timeline given
Both Poles
Yes, all of it
Oslo Science Conference

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