As the active layer cools in the northern hemisphere, the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) organizes the Discipline of the Month: Permafrost

If you understood the first sentence, or especially if you didn’t, this is the month for you. Check out and contribute to the Permafrost Page (, and regularly visit again for updates.

In the second half of the month, present at or attend a Permafrost Virtual Poster Session. Please load your poster online ( and let us know you are interested by October 10 at the latest.

APECS also set up a video channel on vimeo ( with plenty of resources, presentations and tutorials on permafrost

Also coming up, a webinar presented by Dr. Goncalo Vieira, who is the Portuguese representative on the International Permafrost Association. He is a professor at the Institute for Geography and Spatial Planning the, University of Lisbon.

We’re looking forward to a great month of frozen ground!

The Discipline of the Month is a feature of APECS, organized by early career scientists from around the globe. The Permafrost Month is brought to you by Inga May ( and Cordula Teschner (