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The Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) is getting older: The past, present, and future of our evolving community

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  07 February 2019

George Tanski
Affiliation:
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Unit, Potsdam, Germany Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Helena Bergstedt
Affiliation:
University Salzburg, Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics - Z_GIS, Salzburg, Austria
Alexandre Bevington
Affiliation:
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, Government of British Columbia, Prince George, British Columbia, Canada
Philip Bonnaventure
Affiliation:
Geography Department, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Frédéric Bouchard
Affiliation:
Géosciences Paris Sud (GEOPS), Université Paris Saclay, Orsay, France
Caroline Coch
Affiliation:
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Unit, Potsdam, Germany Potsdam University, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam, Germany
Simon Dumais
Affiliation:
Université Laval, Department of Civil and Water Engineering, Québec, Canada
Alevtina Evgrafova
Affiliation:
Geography Institution, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland Geography Department, University of Koblenz-Landau, Koblenz, Germany
Oliver W. Frauenfeld
Affiliation:
Texas A&M University, Department of Geography, Texas, USA
Jennifer Frederick
Affiliation:
Sandia National Laboratories, Applied Systems Analysis and Research, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Michael Fritz
Affiliation:
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Unit, Potsdam, Germany
Denis Frolov
Affiliation:
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Geography, Moscow, Russia
Silvie Harder
Affiliation:
Department of Geography, McGill University, Montréal, Québec, Canada
Ingo Hartmeyer
Affiliation:
GEORESEARCH, Wals, Austria
Joanne Heslop
Affiliation:
Water and Environmental Research Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA Department of Geography and Planning, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Elin Högström
Affiliation:
Vienna University of Technology, Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, Vienna, Austria Austrian Polar Research Institute c/o University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Margareta Johansson
Affiliation:
Department of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Gleb Kraev
Affiliation:
Faculty of Earth and Life Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Issues in Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia
Elena Kuznetsova
Affiliation:
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Trondheim, Norway
Josefine Lenz
Affiliation:
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Unit, Potsdam, Germany Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Alexey Lupachev
Affiliation:
Institute of Physicochemical and Biological Issues in Soil Science, Russian Academy of Sciences, Pushchino, Russia
Florence Magnin
Affiliation:
Department of Geosciences, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Jannik Martens
Affiliation:
Stockholm University, Department of Environmental Science and Analytical Chemistry, Stockholm, Sweden Bolin Centre for Climate Research, Stockholm, Sweden
Alexey Maslakov
Affiliation:
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Department of Geography, Moscow, Russia
Anne Morgenstern
Affiliation:
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Unit, Potsdam, Germany
Alexandre Nieuwendam
Affiliation:
Centre of Geographical Studies, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Marc Oliva
Affiliation:
University of Barcelona, Department of Geography, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Boris Radosavljevic
Affiliation:
GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam, Library and Information Services, Potsdam, Germany
Justine Ramage
Affiliation:
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Unit, Potsdam, Germany Potsdam University, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam, Germany
Andrea Schneider
Affiliation:
Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate, UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
Julia Stanilovskaya
Affiliation:
Sergeev Institute of Environmental Geoscience, Permafrost Laboratory, Moscow, Russia
Jens Strauss
Affiliation:
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Unit, Potsdam, Germany
Erin Trochim
Affiliation:
Alaska Climate Adaptation Science Center, University of Alaska, Fairbanks, Alaska, USA
Daniel J. Vecellio
Affiliation:
Climate Science Lab, Department of Geography, Texas A&M University, Texas, USA
Samuel Weber
Affiliation:
Computer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, ETH Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Hugues Lantuit
Affiliation:
Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, Permafrost Research Unit, Potsdam, Germany Potsdam University, Institute of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Potsdam, Germany
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Abstract

A lasting legacy of the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007–2008 was the promotion of the Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN), initially an IPY outreach and education activity by the International Permafrost Association (IPA). With the momentum of IPY, PYRN developed into a thriving network that still connects young permafrost scientists, engineers, and researchers from other disciplines. This research note summarises (1) PYRN’s development since 2005 and the IPY’s role, (2) the first 2015 PYRN census and survey results, and (3) PYRN’s future plans to improve international and interdisciplinary exchange between young researchers. The review concludes that PYRN is an established network within the polar research community that has continually developed since 2005. PYRN’s successful activities were largely fostered by IPY. With >200 of the 1200 registered members active and engaged, PYRN is capitalising on the availability of social media tools and rising to meet environmental challenges while maintaining its role as a successful network honouring the legacy of IPY.

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