Created on Tuesday, 15 September 2015 09:42
This Saturday at a conference in Quebec, Canada
an international research team will present the first online data portal on global permafrost.
In the Global Terrestrial Network for Permafrost
researchers first collect all the existing permafrost temperature and active thickness layer data from Arctic, Antarctic and mountain permafrost regions and then make it freely available for download.
This new portal can serve as an early warning system for researchers and decision-makers around the globe. A detailed description of the data collection is published today in an open access article on the Earth System Science Data portal.
The PAGE21 / GTN-P database is designed and located in the Arctic Portal in Akureyri, Iceland. The data is managed in close cooperation with the GTN-P Secretariat, which is based at the Alfred Wegener Institute’s research centre in Potsdam. The database is currently funded by the European Union (FP7-ENV-2011, Grant Agreement no. 282700) as part of the permafrost research project PAGE21.