PermAfrost - Austrian Permafrost Research Initiative

permAfrost represents the co-operation of four individual scientific-projects in the frame of the program Alpenforschung of the Austrian Academy of Science. The requirement of scientific coherent results is an integrative approach of research considering the entire system of climate-permafrost-natural hazard interactions which is the main objective of the Austrian Permafrost initiative. To get best results this consortium avoids redundancies and concentrates synergies to push Austrian research in permafrost in one of the most sensitive high mountain areas. permAfrost forms an integrative, scale overlapping approach including climate signals, geomorphological processes and hydrological effects to understand the impact of climate change on permafrost behaviour.