Dear Permafrost enthusiasts,

The ICOP is also the place to organize business meetings. These can be related to ongoing programs, international committees or upcoming projects. The ICOP organizers have reserved rooms for these business meetings on the 17, 18, 19 and 25 of June 2016. No business meeting will be allowed during the week (20-24 June) to avoid conflict with scientific sessions and social events. The ICOP organizers will provide a room and projection material. Lunch or coffee can be arranged for a fee. Rooms will be allocated upon availability on the "first come, first served" basis.

We hereby open the call for business meetings that should be submitted until 15 December 2015.

If you are interested in hosting a business meeting at the ICOP 2016, please contact the Conference Secretariat at contact@icop2016.org. Please provide the secretariat with the following information:

  •          Date and duration of the Meeting
  •          Title of Meeting
  •          Short description of the Meeting
  •          Estimated number of participants
  •          Will it be an opened or closed Meeting?!
  •          Equipment needed
  •          Catering (lunch or coffee breaks) required
  •          Organizers
  •          Contact person

Please note that several meetings and workshops are already planned on these days, including the IPA Council Meeting (19 June) and a Young Researchers Workshop (18-19 June), and that potential conflicts should be minimized. A prelimary program showing these meetings is available here.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you in Potsdam to ICOP 2016!