A Symposium on Changes in Permafrost and Periglacial Environment at Kevo, northernmost Finland took place 20-24 August 1999. It was organised by Matti Seppälä and Martti Eerola of the National Committee of Permafrost Research and Technics in Finland. There were 23 participants from 8 different countries. The paper and poster sessions had 15 presentations of both scientific and technical aspects of permafrost.
Thawing and formation of new permafrost was demonstrated to have taken place recently. Daily excursions were run in Finnish Lapland and northern Norway. No separate proceedings will be published, but the papers will be submitted to different journals.

Mattï Seppälä (matti.seppala@helsinki.fi)