PermafrostNet is a newly established research network based at Carleton. It involves researchers from 12 universities and over 40 partnering organizations including those in industry, Indigenous communities, and government agencies nationally and internationally. PermafrostNet was one of only two Strategic Partnership Grants for Networks awarded in 2019 by Canada’s Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. Awarded $5.5 million, the new network aims to boost Canada’s ability to monitor, predict and adapt to large-scale permafrost thaw.

Student stands atop a large hillside.

A student stands atop a large hillside at the western Arctic coast, which is eroded away exposing the permafrost layer.

Story by Suzanne Bowness
Photo Credit: Luther Caverly, field photos courtesy of Dr. Chris Burn