Report from June 1993

All arrangements for the Conference are well under way. (See inside back cover for schedule of sessions and routes of field trips.) A total of 189 papers are being published in the pre-conference proceedings volume. A total of 70 poster papers will be presented and 4000-word summaries published in the post-conference volume, along with reports of special sessions and other information.

The State Key Laboratory of Frozen Soil Engineering of the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology was accepted by the Chinese Government at the end of 1992 and has been put into operation. New progress on frozen soil mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and engineering simulation has been accomplished in this laboratory.

Submitted by
Zhu Yuanlin

Report from December 1993

The main activities taking place in China were obviously the organization and conduct of the Sixth International Conference on Permafrost. Approximately 300 people from 22 countries participated in the Conference. Details of the Conference are contained elsewhere in this issue (Frozen Ground #14). The post-Conference volume of the proceedings is nearing completion and will be sent to all participants in early 1994. Copies of both volumes  of the proceedings are available from the Lanzhou Institute of Glaciology and Geocryology. Two issues of the Journal of Glaciology and Geocryology contain special collections of Chinese papers accepted for the Conference (see p. 23).

The Chinese Organizing Committee thanked foreign participants for attending the Conference and excursions and hoped they enjoyed the meeting and visits.