Welcome to The 12th International Conference on Permafrost
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Welcome Letter

The 12th International Conference on Permafrost (ICOP 2022) will be held in Lanzhou, China, from June 20-24, 2022. The conference theme is "Permafrost environments under persistent warming: Challenges for scientific assessment and engineering practice". On behalf of the local organizing committee, I warmly invite you to attend ICOP 2022.

Lanzhou is a beautiful city with a population of more than 3 million. It is in the geographical centre of China and is located on the upper reaches of the Yellow River. It is the permafrost research hub of China.

Lanzhou is the capital city of Gansu Province. Historically, it was a major stop on the ancient "Silk Road" west from Xi'an because of its proximity to the Hexi Corridor. This is where early Chinese civilization began. Agriculture started in the area about 3,000 years ago during the Zhou Dynasty and this was the beginning of the great Yellow River basin civilization. In the Qin Dynasty (221 B.C.-207 B.C.), merchants and traders traveling from Xi'an, then capital of China, made Lanzhou the first stop in their long...

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Key Dates

December1,2020 ~ May 10, 2021

Call for Sessions

March 1, 2021

Open Online Registration

Before May 20, 2021

Notification of Acceptance / Mergence of Sessions

June 30, 2021

Announcement of Final Sessions Online

July 1,2021- January 31, 2022

Abstract Submission

Before February 15, 2022

Notification of Acceptance/ Revision Request of Abstract

Before March 15, 2022

Submission of Revised Abstract

March 31, 2022

Early Bird Registration Closed

Before March 31, 2022

Notification to Author about the Format of Presentation

April 10, 2022

Release of Final Program

June 20-24, 2022

Ⅻ International Conference on Permafrost

Field Trips

Located in the upper reaches of the Yellow River, northwest China, Gansu is one of the cradles of Chinese cultures. It occupies a total area of 450,000 square kilometers (173,700 square miles)

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Interior Qinghai-Tibet Pl. (IQTP)
Topography of China and the field excursion Route
Field trip Route and permafrost distribution along the line
Route of the field trip to Northeastern China (the red line is the flight
Field excursion route in Heihe River Basin in Qilian Mountain.
Route of the field trip to the Ordos Loess Plateau in North China

How to Get to ICOP

ICOP 2020 will be held in Lanzhou University (LZU) which is in the downtown of Lanzhou City of Gansu Province, P. R. China. There are numerous internal air connections to Lanzhou airport from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Urumqi or other gateway cities. Lanzhou is also an important railway hub in China so it is possible to reach Lanzhou by train from other cities as well.

By Air

There are regular airport buses running between the downtown and the airport. The bus tickets can be purchased at the airport. The terminus in downtown for the airport bus is the Lanzhou Railway Station, but the next-to-last stop is the Oriental Hotel (also called as Lanzhou Eastern Hotel) which is located adjacent to Lanzhou University. The cost of bus ticket is less than $5.

- Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport (LHW): 70km to LZU

By Train

Lanzhou has rail connections to all over China and some of the lines are with high-speed service.

-Lanzhou Railway Station: 2km to LZU

-Lanzhou Xi (West) Railway Station: 11km to LZU

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Contact Us

Email: ICOP2022@lzb.ac.cn

Address: Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources,CAS Lanzhou, P.R.China

Secretary General: Professor Fujun Niu


Professor Guoyu Li Professor Zhi Wen Professor Mingyi Zhang Ms. Yanmei Han Dr. Yanhu Mu Dr. Ze Zhang Dr. Zhanju Lin Dr. Guanli Jiang Dr. Jianfeng Zheng