The Ninth International Conference on Permafrost (NICOP), hosted by the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), was held in Fairbanks, Alaska, from Sunday, 29 June through Thursday, 3 July 2008. International Permafrost Conferences are held every five years under the auspices of the International Permafrost Association (IPA). The IPA was officially organized in 1983 during the Fourth International Conference on Permafrost. NICOP is celebrating the 25th anniversary of IPA and the 125th anniversary of the International Polar Year with special IPA emphasis on the thermal state of permafrost throughout the polar regions. For more information, please go to: http://www.nicop.org
The ICOP Compendium DVD was published by the International Arctic Research Center in coordination with the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost.