9. Permafrost Engineering

Co-chairs:

  • Richard Fortier, Canada richard.fortier@ggl.ulaval.ca
  • Fujun Niu, China niufujun@ns.lzb.ac.cn
  • Lukas Arenson, Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) larenson@bgcengineering.ca

Statement of Goals:

  • Organize a technical session on engineering geophysics for the detection and characterization of thaw sensitive zones in a permafrost environment during the Canadian Conference on Permafrost (2010)
  • Identify and advertise an inventory of engineering test sections in a permafrost environment
  • Compile guidelines for best engineering practices in a permafrost environment
  • Recruit engineers as members of the Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) engineers

Activities:

Participate in national permafrost conferences in Canada and Russia, annual Canadian Geotechnical Conferences, ASCE Cold Regions Engineering Conferences
Liaison person with SCDIC: Richard Fortier
Liaison with international organizations and programs: ISSMGE TC8, ASCE/TCCRE, IAEG, CGS