(Sponsor: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada)
PermafrostNet unites key scholars and stakeholders from government agencies, industry and Indigenous communities with the common goal of boosting Canada’s ability to adapt to permafrost thaw. Network research focuses on understanding and predicting permafrost thaw and its consequences, to connect scales from field sites to national-scale prediction and to prototype knowledge products and practices with stakeholders.
The goal of PermafrostNet is to boost Canada’s ability to adapt to large scale permafrost thaw by informing forward-looking decision making in our Arctic that is undergoing accelerating change. Network research will allow us to generate better information for all of Canada by creating new predictive capabilities with data that is already available as well as that generated by selected new field projects. These are necessary to fill important gaps in understanding, to develop novel methods and to increase the robustness of methods and practices through joint application with partners.
Collaborating institutions: Carleton University, Laurentian University, Queens University, Royal Military College of Canada, Simon Fraser University, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of Guelph, University of Calgary, University of Ottawa, University of Waterloo, University of Victoria.
Visit the PermafrostNet website for further information.