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Call for Papers for New Special Issue!

Submission deadline: 30 November 2021 – Call for papers focused on “Multi-Scale Analysis for Detecting the Processes, Causes, and Impacts of Permafrost Change and of Disruptive Events” in the journal Remote Sensing. Permafrost landscapes are extensive in area and potentially dynamic in behavior, producing a complex mix of landforms, materials and process interactions that are subjected to increasingly intense forcing by rising temperatures, changing weather patterns and declining ice seasons. This Special Issue welcomes all contributions that consider the nature and rate of changes occurring in permafrost landscapes, the disruption of cryospheric, terrestrial, coastal or oceanic process dynamics or the resultant impacts utilizing remotely sensed data at a range of spatial and temporal scales.

Guest Editors
  1. Dr. Michael Lim
    University of Northumbria, UK
  2. Dr. Gonçalo Vieira
    University of Lisbon, Portugal
  3. Dr. Dustin Whalen
    Geological Survey of Canada, Canada

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New Pan-Arctic Synthesis Paper Published in Nature Reviews

More than 10 PerCS-Net members collaborated on a recent review paper that was published in the journal Nature Reviews Earth & Environment in January 2022 highlighting the drivers, dynamics and impacts of changing Arctic coasts. The article is one of a collection of papers on Permafrost in a warming world published in January that examine the physical, biogeochemical, and ecosystem changes related to permafrost thaw and the associated impacts.

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Arctic Coastal Dynamics circum-Arctic GIS database

New European Space Agency Project Focused on Earth Observations for Permafrost-Dominated Arctic Coasts

Earth Observation for Permafrost dominated Arctic Coasts (EO4PAC) is a new effort funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Polar Science Cluster to develop the next generation of the Arctic Coastal Dynamics database, a geospatial product on Arctic coastal erosion initially released in 2012. The focus of the two-year project is on complementation of in situ records with satellite data across the entire Arctic.

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UAA Arctic Domain Awareness Center (ADAC)

Environmental Change Risk Index for Arctic Facilities and Infrastructure in Coastal Alaska

A grant from the US Coast Guard will fund development of an Arctic Facilities and Infrastructure Environmental Change Risk Index for permafrost coastal and riverine landscapes of the Bering, Chukchi and Beaufort Seas in Alaska. The research will focus on conducting a coastal facilities and infrastructure engineering risk analysis along western and northern Alaska.

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