(Photo: S. Weege) The coring team working to get the core barrel out of the ground which got stuck. Buzzing around are hundreds of mosquitoes from Herschel Island PAGE21 young researchers have continued their season of permafrost investigation in remote areas, located in the northern hemisphere.

Teams of scientists took off to Kytalyk and Herschel Island in the end of June. Researchers will come back to their home institutions at the beginning of September.

While collecting data on permafrost temperature, CO2 and CH4 fluxes, delegates from all the research stations, explain the particularity of the research done at each site. What is more they describe adventures, dangers and exciting daily life in remote tundra locations.

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PAGE21 project aims 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.

This research will make use of a unique set of Arctic permafrost investigations performed at stations that span the full range of Arctic bioclimatic zones.

The project will bring together the best European permafrost researchers and eminent scientists from Canada, Russia, the USA, and Japan.

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