Reports by IAG Grant Holders – Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) Workshop at the 6th EUCOP 2023 (Puigcerdà, Spain, 18–22 June)

Group photo of the PYRN members at the Workshop

The Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN) organised a workshop during the 6th European Conference on Permafrost (EUCOP 2023). To help Young Geomorphologists to attend this event, the IAG offered two grants of 350€ each to Juditha Aga (Oslo, Norway) and Maike Offer (Munich, Germany). Find their full reports here:

The grant holders highlight a “wonderful experience”, which was “exhilarating” after the period of online meetings due to the global pandemic. Juditha, who was involved in the organisation of the workshop, also specifies that she “learned a lot” as part of the organising committee.

The workshop itself speakers gave “inspiring talks”, both on scientific topics and soft skills related to permafrost research. Following discussions with experienced researchers were especially “interesting and helpful”. Maike especially reports the talk of Adam Kirkwood on preparing presentations and designing slides as “immensely beneficial” for his future career. Both grant holders also keep good memories of the “networking activities” and “informal events” organised as part of the workshop. Overall, the workshop represented a “supportive environment that encouraged collaboration and exchange of ideas”.