Effects of permafrost thaw on environment and well-being

SIOS is a partner in the new project IBA-Permafrost that has its kick-off meeting today.

The IBA-Permafrost project aims to assess the effects of permafrost thaw on environment, infrastructure, source of livehood, economy and health in the Nordic and Russian Artic region. The project will collect and discuss the most recent research results on the state and effects of thawing Arctic permafrost and use these for new modeling approaches. The work contributes to the Arctic Monitoring and Assessments Programme (AMAP) of the Arctic Council.

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Melt sink hole in the Solheimajökull-glacier in Iceland. Photo: Outi Meinander.