The Ninth International Conference on Permafrost (NICOP), hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), is being be held in Fairbanks, Alaska, from Sunday, 29 June through Thursday, 3 July 2008. International Permafrost Conferences are held every five years under the auspices of the International Permafrost Association (IPA). The IPA was officially organized in 1983 during the Fourth International Conference on Permafrost. NICOP is celebrating the 25th anniversary of IPA and the 125th anniversary of the International Polar Year with special IPA emphasis on the thermal state of permafrost throughout the polar regions. For more information, please go to:

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Sunday, 29 June
11:00 a.m. -12:30 p.m.: Opening Ceremony

2:15 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.: Opening Plenary
Monday, 30 June

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Plenary Thermal
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.: Public Lecture
Tuesday, 1 July

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Plenary Engineering
Wednesday, 2 July
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Plenary Hydrology
Thursday, 3 July
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Plenary Mountain
3:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Closing Ceremony

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NICOP video streams are being provided by the International Arctic Research Center with technical assistance from the Arctic Research Consortium of the United States. Special thanks also goes to the Arctic Region Supercomputing Center for volunteer support with presentation systems. Contact for more information.

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