Our mission is to promote knowledge of permafrost for students living on the territory of permafrost in hope to captivate and inspire a new generation of researchers to continue permafrost studies. “The principle of our work is openness. We, as scientists-empiricists, should speak out about research results to the people, because the permafrost is closely connected with the life in the North - such as construction, agriculture”.

The main point of the project is to establish monitoring sites for observing of air temperatures and permafrost. Currently, 200 monitoring sites were established in schools in Alaska, some in Canada, Greenland, Scandinavia, Mongolia, China, and Japan.

The results will be ready in a year, after a long monitoring of installed devices. Scientists of Yakutia - members of NEFU Department of Northern Studies, Permafrost Institute, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences - will do further monitoring.

During the expedition, Professor recorded his notes in his blogs and on the official site of the project. To read more about the researchers’ work, please visit http://permafrost.edublogs.org and http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/projects/permafrost