Announcement: Permafrost Conference in southern Europe!

18-21 June 2014, Évora (Portugal)

The Portuguese Committee of the International Permafrost Association warmly invites you to bring permafrost science to Southern Portugal and enjoy scientific discussions in a great setting of culture and tradition in the city of Évora.

EUCOP4 is the Regional Conference of the IPA in 2014 and will host the Council Meetings of the association. High scientific profile oral and poster sessions are expected.

Please visit the website of the Conference ( for further information about the program, session details, deadlines, field trips and other activities.

We expect to see you in Évora in the summer of 2014. Book the dates in your agenda now!


Glacial valley in Serra da Estrela (Portugal)


About Marc Oliva

Since 2010 Marc Oliva is working as a postdoctoral researcher at the Centro de Estudos Geográficos of the University of Lisbon, where he develops his research and teaching activities. He graduated in Geography in 2004 and finished his PhD in 2009 both at the University of Barcelona. He received the “Doctor Europaeus” Mention and was recognized with the prestigious Outstanding PhD Award of this university. His dissertation focused on the reconstruction of the Mid Holocene palaeoecological evolution in Sierra Nevada, a high semiarid mountain environment in southern Iberia. In 2006 he also obtained two MSc degrees (Geography and Applied Climatology). His on-going research interests include the study of present and past geomorphological processes in cold-climate environments. Through the study of the sedimentary record, the past environmental and climate conditions can be inferred. At present he is coordinating a research project in Antarctica (HOLOANTAR, and conducting research activities in the High Arctic and in mid-latitude mountain environments.
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