The International Permafrost Association Task Force on Remote Sensing of Permafrost has published its first newsletter that you can now read here: newsletter 2009-07-20.pdf


  • European Space Agency Permafrost Project funded
  • ASTER Global DEM released
  • Open Access remote sensing journal launched
  • Remote sensing activities in the Arctic Circumpolar Coastal Observatory Network
  • AGU Fall Meeting sessions on remote sensing of the cryosphere
  • Remote Sensing of Changes in Permafrost: Questionnaire

More information on the IPA Task Force can be found at:

If you have any questions or suggestions please contact the Task Force Co-Chairs Guido Grosse ( or Claude Duguay (