The course will offer insights into:

  • Permafrost history and its distribution globally.
  • Permafrost related natural hazards and hydrological problems.
  • Permafrost temperatures in various parts of the World – climatic and other controls.
  • Methods of permafrost observations, focusing on drilling, coring and instrumentation.
  • Permafrost databases and their use in permafrost analyses.
  • How does permafrost affect local community infrastructure and cultural life?
  • Interaction between carbon and water in permafrost landscapes.
  • How sensitive are permafrost landforms towards climate change?

Se the invitation letter for full details

Application deadline:
April 30  2017, send CV and short motivation letter (less than 1 page) to
There is no tuition fee for this course.
Couse credits (may obtain 3 US credits) is not mandatory and require additional cost for the course.

Accommodation for students during the course will be in reindeer camp and some field site, and it  will cost for meals.

For further questions: Kenji Yoshikawa ( or