The 2nd GTN-P National Correspondents Workshop, held in Quebec, Canada, 19-20 September 2015, accomplished the data policy and citation of the GTN-P datasets on global scale. The database contains permafrost temperature and active layer thickness data which are ready - for the first time - in quality-checked, standardised and model-ready formats. GTN-P will present the first comprehensive report on the thermal state of permafrost coming out of this data collection at the ICOP2016 in Potsdam.



September 19. - 20., 2015
University Laval, Québec, Canada



Rationale and Objectives

The 2nd GTN-P National Correspondents Workshop is a follow-up to the Data Management GTN-P Workshop for data providers, users and national correspondents held in November 2011 in Potsdam, Germany. During this workshop GTN-P was upgraded to a professional operational level, the Strategy and Implementation Plan was finalized and the user requirements were defined to establish the GTN-P Data Management System. Since then, the GTN-P Data Management System was developed ( and and is extremely successfully creating the primary place for finding, exchanging and visualizing standardized thermal permafrost data on global scale.
The main topic of the planned 2nd GTN-P workshop associated to the 7th Canadian Permafrost Conference 2015 in Quebec will be the GTN-P data quality control and the development of a specific plan to prepare the first GTN-P bi-annual report on the thermal state and the international monitoring quality of the Earth’s permafrost areas. Further, the workshop will address the meaning and role of GTN-P at the 11th International Conference on Permafrost that will be held in Potsdam, Germany in June, 2016.

Agenda and Template for Talks


Template for National Correspondents talks

Travel Information

Information referring to Workshop location, potential accomodations are collected here:

Venue information


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