The U.K. Adhering National Body organized a two-day workshop at the University of Cardiff, 16–17 December 1997, in association with the IPA Periglacial Processes and Environments Working Group and the Cryostratigraphy Working Group of the Quaternary Research Association. The workshop theme on the first day is periglacial processes, landforms and cryostratigraphy, and on the second day, monitoring and modeling periglacial processes. The second day includes a visit to the Cardiff Geotechnical Centrifuge Center in the School of Engineering, where participants can see the new cryogenic testing facility used in scaled physical modeling. Participants from the following countries are attending the conference: Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A. A detailed report of the meeting will be included in the next issue of Frozen Ground.

The Permafrost and Climate in Europe (PACE) project is being coordinated at the University of Cardiff (see page 3 for details).
The 8th Annual International Tundra Experiment (ITEX) Workshop was held at the Royal Holloway Institute for Environmental Research, Surrey, U.K., in April 1997. Forty-four delegates from 14 countries participated. Phil Wookey, ITEX Chair, organized the workshop; for additional information contact:
O.W. Heal, University of Edinburgh, co-authored the report of a workshop held in Trondheim, Norway, 16–18 June 1996, to develop a plan for an IGBP high latitude transect in the Scandinavian/Northern European Region (SCANTRAN). The workshop, organized under the auspices of the Research Council of Norway Environment and Development, was co-sponsored by the Norwegian National IGBP Committee and ARTERI-Arctic-Alpine Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Initiative of the European Union. For details contact:

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