Permafrost is permanently frozen bedrock whose thermal, hydrological and mechanical properties are affected by climatic conditions. Permafrost monitoring, i.e. the long-term observation of these properties, is important to assess the impact of climate change on permafrost and resulting threats and challenges.
Long-term stable and reliable scientific data collection places special demands on measurement set-up and technology. This is especially true since it is typically operated at exposed sites without existing infrastructure. We operate measurement facilities (together with Alpug GmbH and Waljag GmbH) on behalf of the research institutions participating in PERMOS.