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Spokespersons

 
Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten

Prof. Dr. Hans-Wolfgang Hubberten

Project Coordinator

Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research
Telegrafenberg A43
14473 Potsdam
Germany
tel: +49 (0)331 288-2100/2136
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"PAGE21 is a major step in the integration of permafrost in Global Climate predictions and in the operationalization of permafrost monitoring. This level of international collaboration and the connections to the International Permafrost Association, make PAGE21 the most exciting project I ever worked on."

 
Margareta Johansson

Dr. Margareta Johansson

Contributor to WP2 and member of the Executive Committee

Lund University and the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences
Dept of Physical Geography and Ecosystem Science
Lund University
Sölvegatan 12, 223 62 Lund
Sweden
tel: +46 46 222 44 8
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"PAGE21 is unique as it combines monitoring data from field sites, data from remote sensing and global climate models at different scales to improve our understanding of the future fate of permafrost in the Arctic and the consequences of those changes such as on greenhouse gas releases."

 
Peter Kuhry

Prof. Peter Kuhry

Principal Investigator for WP 3

Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
Stockholm University
Svante Arrhenius Väg 8
106 91 Stockholm
Sweden
tel: +46 (0)8 164806
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"The PAGE21 project is important input to the climate change research, since the permafrost carbon pool is huge and potential feedbacks are so far completely ignored in the IPCC Climate Change Assessment."



Gerhard Krinner

Dr. Gerhard Krinner

Activity coordinator for WP5 + 6 + 7, Principal Investigator for WP 6 and member of the Executive Committee

Université Joseph Fourier, Grenoble
LGGE, BP96, 38402 St Martin d'Hères Cedex
France
tel: +33 476824242
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"In the context of future climate change, the potential feedbacks linked to changes in the carbon budget of permafrost soils are a major unknown leading to high uncertainties. PAGE21 will allow significant steps forward to reduce these uncertainties."

 
Trofim Maximov

Dr. Trofim Maximov

Principle Investigator at Spasskaya Pad and Chokurdakh stations in the Russian Federation

Institute for Biological Problems of Cryolithozone of Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences
41 Lenin ave. Yakutsk 677980
Russian Federation
tel: +7411 2 335897
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"This Project is very important for understanding a changing climate and permafrost in Arctic regions."

 
Pierre Friedlingstein

Prof. Pierre Friedlingstein

Leader of the WP7 on "Assessment of arctic permafrost future vulnerability and feedback to the climate system"

Chair in Mathematical Modelling of the Climate System at the University of Exeter
Harrison Building, North Park Road
Exeter, EX4 4QF
Great Britain
tel: +44 117 3317269, +44 1392 725279
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"Permafrost ecosystems are quite embarrassing...They sit in a region of the world were we anticipate large climate change, they do contain vast amounts of frozen organic carbon that could potentially melt and release greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide and methane) to the atmosphere, further increasing the warming. Despite this potentially large positive feedback, permafrost is still missing from current Earth System Models and climate projections. PAGE21 will provide site level data, and process studies that should allow to better understand the dynamic of permafrost, and their representation in state-of-the-art Earth System models."

 
Vladimir Romanovsky

Dr. Vladimir Romanovsky

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board and member of the Executive Committee

Geophysical Institute and the Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of Alaska Fairbanks
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