Websites associated to GTN-P

  • Permafrost
  • Global Climate Observing System (GCOS- GCOS addresses the total climate system including physical, chemical and biological properties, and atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial, hydrologic, and cryospheric components.
  • Global Terrestrial Observing System (GTOS) - GTOS is a programme for observations, modelling, and analysis of terrestrial ecosystems to support sustainable development. GTOS facilitates access to information on terrestrial ecosystems so that researchers and policy makers can detect and manage global and regional environmental change.
  • International Permafrost Association (IPA) - The International Permafrost Association, founded in 1983, has as its objectives to foster the dissemination of knowledge concerning permafrost and to promote cooperation among persons and national or international organizations engaged in scientific investigation and engineering work on permafrost.
  • Changing permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century (PAGE21) - PAGE21 will aim to understand and quantify the vulnerability of permafrost environments to a changing global climate, and to investigate the feedback mechanisms associated with increasing greenhouse gas emissions from permafrost zones.
  • Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) - the CALM (Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring) program was established in the early 1990s. CALM’s goals include monitoring the thickness of the active layer, the temperature in the near-surface layers of the permafrost regions, and surface movements attributable to frost heave and thaw settlement. CALM is among the international permafrost community’s first large-scale efforts to construct a coordinated monitoring program capable of producing data sets suitable for evaluating the effects of climate change.
  • Thermal State of Permafrost (TSP) - The TSP data set will serve as a baseline for the assessment of the rate of change of permafrost temperatures and permafrost distribution, to validate climate model scenarios, and to support process research in order to improve our understanding of permafrost dynamics.
  • European Space Agency Data User Element program (DUE Permafrost) - The PERMAFROST project is funded by the European Space Agency (ESA) Data User Element (DUE) program, which is a component of the Earth Observation Envelope Program (EOEP). The main purpose of the ESA DUE Permafrost project is to define, demonstrate and validate, permafrost monitoring information service from local to large scale, mainly towards climate change studies and addressing the pan-boreal/arctic zone.
  • European Fluxes Database (PAGE21 fluxes database) - The research within PAGE21 will make use of a unique set of Arctic permafrost investigations performed at stations that span the full range of Arctic bioclimatic zones. The official PAGE21 fluxes database is the location where the data acquired at field sites in the context of the project are shared and distributed.
  • TSP Norway database (Norperm) - The NORPERM permafrost database provides information on ground temperatures from boreholes and from the near-surface using miniloggers (MTDs). The database was established during the International Polar Year as one of the main goals of the project TSP Norway - "A Contribution to the Thermal State of Permafrost in Norway and Svalbard".
  • International Network for Terrestrial Research and Monitoring in the Arctic (Interact) - INTERACT was proposed by the existing SCANNET network of field stations situated in all eight Arctic countries. This project has a main objective to build capacity for identifying, understanding, predicting and responding to diverse environmental changes throughout the wide environmental and land-use envelopes of the Arctic.
  • Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks (SAON) - In January 2007, the Sustained Arctic Observing Networks Initiating Group (SAON IG), composed of representatives of international organizations, agencies, and northern residents involved in research and operational and local observing, has been formed to develop a set of recommendations on how to achieve long-term Arctic-wide observing activities that provide free, open, and timely access to high-quality data that will realize pan-Arctic and global value-added services and provide societal benefits.




A collection of projects, websites, etc. which have been serving as an inspirational source for the GTN-P database.

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