Discussions in this workshop helped to identify new perspectives to gathering permafrost-related knowledge from different communities in Svalbard, and to initiate connections for bringing this expertise to the expert panels. 

“The goal is to identify existing permafrost observations and observing needs specific to Svalbard to include in the SAV definition process being piloted in the Arctic PASSION project,” Ilkka explains. “Workshop participants were very positive about the idea and we are looking forward to further discuss the expert panel work with selected participants from the workshop.”

The workshop brought together early career and senior researchers from the natural sciences, engineering and social sciences researching permafrost in various projects, and was hosted by the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS).  Read more about the workshop on UArctic’s website in an article by Hanne H. Christiansen, UArctic Chair Permafrost.