The Abstract Submission Deadline for the CliC GTN-P ESA DUE Permafrost Workshop has been extended to 20 December.

The workshop objective is to bring together the scientific permafrost communities and the producers of satellite data. The 4th DUE Permafrost User Workshop will be held at ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy the 11-13 February 2014. It is sponsored by the Climate and Cryosphere Project (CliC) and Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost of the International Permafrost Association (GTN-P/IPA) and the European Space Agency (ESA).

Important Dates:
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS IS 20 DEC 2013 ** Extended**
DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS 15 JAN 2013

The deadline for applications for funding support has past. Decisions are still pending. Applicants will hopefully be informed of decisions before the holidays.

This CliC GTNP ESA DUE Permafrost workshop

• will bring together a multidisciplinary community working on permafrost-related remote sensing, field monitoring and permafrost-related modelling and climate modeling.
• will collect and discuss the up-to-date User requirements, validation approaches and the broadening range of applications.
• will contribute to the update of the IGOS Cryosphere Theme Report (2007) for permafrost.
• will feed into current efforts of GTN-P to build a permafrost observing component into the Sustaining Arctic Observing Network (SAON).

This meeting is open to all who are interested in attending. There will be no registration fee. Participants are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation or a poster.

The workshop is jointly organized by CliC, ESA, and members of the former DUE permafrost team, Birgit Heim (AWI, DE), Annett Bartsch (APRI,AT & LMU, DE), Claude Duguay (UW, CA) Jenny Baseman (CliC), Vladimir Romanovsky (IPA/GTN-P) and Frank-Martin Seifert (ESA).

If you have any further questions concerning the content and objectives of the workshop, please contact Birgit Heim (birgit.heim@awi.de) and Annett Bartsch (annett.bartsch@tuwien.ac.at),

Visit the workshop webpage at: http://www.climate-cryosphere.org/meetings/due-permafrost-2014