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For the first time, the US Permafrost Association (USPA) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) have joined forces to organize the joint 2021 Regional Conference on Permafrost (RCOP) and 19th International Conference on Cold Regions Engineering (ICCRE). RCOPs are convened by the International Permafrost Association (IPA) as part of their motto to "foster permafrost research to the ends of earth". The RCOP & ICCRE joint conference in October 2021 will strengthen ties between the scientific, engineering, and local communities.

Conference Update

The virtual platform for the conference is now available to all registrants. Registrants receive a  welcome email with login instructions.

We are excited to share that we have received over 250 abstract submissions, 34 paper proceedings, and nearly 400 registrations! Abstract submissions are closed. Registration is still open (see limitations below).

Please find our more information about the conference at the links below.

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For Presenters and Session Chairs

Thank you to our presenters and session chairs for contributing to the 2021 RCOP & ICCRE! You can find more information at the link below!

More Information for Presenters & Session Chairs


Conference Schedule

To find out more about the conference schedule, follow the link below!

Conference Schedule


Conference Workshops

Four workshops will be held during the conference! Click on the button below to find out more.

Conference Workshops


Permafrost Young Researchers Network (PYRN)

PYRN RCOP Student Day

PYRN Workshop

PYRN is organizing a networking and webinar event on Sunday, October 24th. Topics include:

  • Grant writing
  • Science communication
  • Work/life balance



Sign up for PYRN RCOP Student Day (External Link)


Short Course

We are excited about the Permafrost Science and Engineering Short Course PYRN put together in the months leading up to RCOP & ICCRE. The virtual short course was 1 to 2 hours per week and recordings of the course are now available!  

PYRN Short Course Presentations


Learn More

Follow the links below to learn more about RCOP & ICCRE! Thank you for your interest in our conference. We are excited to have you!

Virtual Venue
Conference Organization
Why you should attend

Our Conference Sponsors

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We thank our sponsors for their support! Please show them your appreciation! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, follow the "Become a Sponsor" button below!

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 Abstract Submissions

Abstract submissions are closed. The final due date was Monday, August 16th. Thank you to all of you who submitted an abstract to this conference! Follow the links below for more information on technical sessions.

Technical Sessions


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