15 June 2022

Two PhD program has been approved in the project for a duration of 3 years (2022-2025) :

Sara OLLIVIER has been selected at GEOPS laboratory (University Paris Saclay, supervisor Antoine Séjourné) and EcoLab (Université Toulouse, supervisor Laure Gandois) with the subject : “Drivers of organic carbon transfers and dynamic in thermokarst lakes in the Arctic : role of permafrost degradation intensity, hydrogeological processes, and seasonal variations “. This PhD will be part of WP 2.


Arthur Szylit has been selected at LOG laboratory (University Littoral Côte d’Opale, supervisor Urania Christaki) and DEEM laboratory (University Paris Saclay, Ludwig Jardillier) with the subject : “Role of microorganisms in greenhouse gas fluxes from wetlands formed by permafrost degradation in the Arctic”. This PhD will be part of WP 3.

Arthur Szylit

12 June 2022

Two posters have been presented at the Scientific Days organized by the CNFRAA between 10th and 12 June 2022.

CNFRAA workshop has become a key event for research in polar and sub-polar environments in France.

It is a multidisciplinary and open workshop to all researchers in polar and sub-polar environments (Physical Sciences, Geosciences, Life Sciences and Humanities and Social Sciences), they contribute to the promotion of research work and encourage discussions and exchanges, particularly between young researchers and experienced polar researchers.

15 February 2022

Due to the geopolitical situation in Ukraine, the field campaign for summer 2022 has been divided between Central Yakutia for the Russian team and a new site in Yukon for the French-Japanese-American team.

15 November 2021

Several meetings inside every WP have been organized to discuss objectives and methods in order to have a common field protocols and laboratory analysis. Several discussions have been focuses on the results of the exploratory campaign in Central Yakutia and Chersky regions during autumn 2021 campaign.

1 August 2021

Due to travel restrictions, no extensive field studies were possible during summer 2021 but some exploratory sampling of different lakes and rivers in Central Yakutia and Kolyma area were fortunately possible.

These data are currently analyzed and discussed during videoconference to prepare the 2022 summer field campaigns. At the same time, outreach activities about permafrost and climate change with primary schools in France and in Yakutia are continuing. These tested activities will serve to build a handbook for teachers with DYI activities which is one of the outcomes of the project.

5 July 2021

The kick-off meeting of the PRISMARCTYC project through online videoconference of all participants occurred between 5th and 7th July 2021.

The objectives were to present each participant of the consortium, define the protocols and sampling strategy for all WPs.

The chosen time was half-day to allow every participant from Fairbanks to Japan with Europe and Yakutia to participate in.

The 5th of July was focused on getting to know each other with round table, a reminder of the objective of project and Work Packages as well as presentation of field sites.

The 6th of July was focused on sampling method and protocols with discussion about communication, promotion of the project and PhD programs.

The 7th of July was focused on a workshop about Communication and Education toward local communities which is WP 6. The objectives was to present the different activities about education and outreach activities.

1 April 2021

PRISMARCTYC project has been successfully funded

A new project has been successfully funded by the Belmont Forum organization with the call “Towards Sustainability of Soils and Groundwater for Society”.

The PRISMARCTYC project is in a maturation phase to strengthen the consortium.