(Photo: M.Tomasik) Participants of PAGE21 General Assembly gathered in Abisko, northern Sweden Today, Monday the 23rd of September, participants of PAGE21 General Assembly have been officially welcomed in Abisko Research Station.

The opening session was held by Margarieta Johansson who described general features of conference venue.

Financial management, reporting, communication and outreach strategies have been presented by Leena – Kaisa Viitanen, representative from Alfred Wagener Institute in Germany and Magdalena Tomasik from project´s Icelandic partner – Arctic Portal.

Jean – Pierre Lanckman and Boris Biskaborn presented principles of earth system science and permafrost database that will be launched in March 2014.

Permafrost scientists and administrative representatives will cooperate on development of the project during the next two days.

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