United States Permafrost Association

Dmitry Streletskiy
President Elect
John Zarling
Past President
Thomas Douglas
Susan Wilson
Gerald Frost
Board Members
Cathy Wilson
John Thornley
IPA Representative
Fritz Nelson
Thomas Krzewinski
PYRN Representative:
Matthew Whitley

US Permafrost Association
PO Box 750141
Fairbanks, AK
Ph: 302-831-0852
Fax 302-831-6654

Frozen Ground
Frozen Ground 2018

Welcome to the US Permafrost Association. Please feel free to read about our association and permafrost information. We encourage participation in our activities, please consider joining our organization. Do you know how we serve the public? If not please review our mission section. We welcome support from individual members, corporations, and institutions.

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What's News?

» PMA Program
July Alert Available "Thank You" to our sponsors and the American Geosciences Institute for keeping us current on the latest permafrost-related research.

» 18th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering and 8th Canadian Permafrost Conference. A conference app is available for both Iphone and Android phones, via their app stores. Search for AO-EVENT app, select "My App" once in the app, and enter code iccre2019 when prompted.

» Russian Land of Permafrost and Mammoths Is Thawing
, New York Times, August 4, 2019.

» USPA Supports University of Alaska
USPA is supporting the Universisty of Alaska and its USPA members in the current state funding challanges
- Arctic science at risk as University of Alaska braces for draconian budget cuts, July 16, 2019. AAAS Science
- American Geoscciences Institute (AGI) Letter of Support for University of Alaska, July 9, 2019. EOS News
and the AGI letter to the Governor is posted Here - University of Alaska Faces Budget Crisis, July 8, 2019. EOS News
- Alaska fears 'brain drain' after 41 percent proposed cut to university system, July 6, 2019. NBC News
- Campbell Scientific Letter of Support for University of Alaska, July 5, 2019. Campbell Scientific, a long-term member of the arctic community joins USPA in supporting the University of Alaska
- USPA Letter of Support to Alaska Senate President Giessel, July 2, 2019
- NPR Interview with UA President James Johnson, July 3, 2019
- Fairbanks Daily News Miner - Hundreds show up at Fairbanks meeting to protest Dunleavy vetoes, July 3, 2019

» June Memoriams
The US permafrost community regretfully conveys June news about Kaare Flaate (October 26, 2018), Johan-Ludvig Sollid (March 29, 2019) and Aldar Gorbunov (December 19, 2018)

» Hugh M. French Memoriam
The US permafrost community regretfully conveys the news about our Canadian colleague and long standing member of the U.S.Permafrost Association who suddenly passed away on May 11, 2019

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