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Geo.X Grow Your Idea Roundtable Discussion on "Permafrost landforms and climate change on Earth (Svalbard) and Mars"


Date: 8th December 2023

Venue: AWI Potsdam, Telegrafenberg, A45-S301

Contact Person: Ernst Hauber (DLR)

Dear colleagues,

we are pleased to announce the next event in our Grow Your Idea workshop series taking place at AWI:


Permafrost landforms and climate change on Earth (Svalbard) and Mars


Our team consists of researchers who study permafrost on the Arctic archipelago, Svalbard, both from a terrestrial and a planetary perspective (terrestrial landforms as analogues for Mars). Both sides have a long-term record of such studies, and there is considerable potential for collaboration. The Geo.X-sponsored meetings will enable us to jointly discuss research ideas that benefit Earth and Mars science, and to design efficient field and flight campaigns optimized to serve both the planetary and terrestrial geoscience communities.

When: 8th December

Where: AWI Potsdam, Telegrafenberg Building A45-S301 (conference hall)

Preliminary Agenda:

  1. Introduction of participants and their science field/background (11:00 – 11:10)
  2. Individual science presentations (Part 1: max. 5 min each, 11:10 – 12:00)
  3. Lunch (12:00 – 13:00)
  4. Individual science presentations (Part 2: 1 hr for discussion, 13:00 – 14:00) + where are we working (field sites), where would we like to work, where are further analogue sites
  5. Future flight campaigns: 2024 (scheduled) and 2026 (submitted) (14:00 – 14:45)
  6. Fieldwork in 2024 (14:45 – 15:30)
  7. Coffee Break (15:30 – 15:45)
  8. Search for Funding Opportunities (15:45 – 17:00 / open end)

Organizing team: Ernst Hauber (DLR), Julia Boike (AWI), Guido Grosse (AWI)


If you are interested to actively participate in the round table discussion, please contact Ernst Hauber ( for indicating your attendance.

With kind regards
Your Geo.X team