Multiple Summer School Announcements

Date: 
25 April 2013

Multiple Summer School Announcements

1. Climate Change in the Arctic Ocean
22 August - 23 September 2013
Research Vessel Akademik Fedorov

2. Arctic Atmospheric Science
15-19 July 2013
Alliston, Ontario, Canada

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1. Climate Change in the Arctic Ocean
22 August - 23 September 2013
Research Vessel Akademik Fedorov

The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) of the University of
Alaska Fairbanks announces a summer school on climate change in the
Arctic Ocean. The class is intended for PhD students, postdocs, and
early-career scientists. It will be conducted jointly with an arctic
expedition as a part of the Nansen and Amundsen Basin Observational
System (NABOS) project onboard the Russian research vessel "Akademik
Fedorov." The National Science Foundation funds both the summer school
and NABOS expedition.

The one-month summer school will bring graduate students and young
scientists together with specialists in arctic oceanography and climate
to convey to a new generation of scientists the opportunities and
challenges of arctic climate observations and modeling. Specifically,
young scientists will gain:

- Hands-on experience during the field campaign;
- Perspectives on the key issues in arctic climate from
observational, diagnostic, and modeling perspectives; and
- Exposure to the methods used in addressing arctic climate and
climate change.

The summer school will consist of background lectures, participation in
fieldwork, and mini-projects. The mini-projects will be performed in
collaboration with summer school instructors and members of the
expedition. Key topics to be covered in the lectures include, but are
not limited to, the following:

- Arctic climate: key characteristics and processes;
- Physical processes in the Arctic Ocean;
- Sea ice and the Arctic Ocean;
- Trace gases, aerosols, and chemistry: importance for climate
changes;
- Feedbacks in the arctic system (e.g., surface albedo, clouds,
water vapor, circulation);
- Arctic climate variations: past, ongoing, and projected; and
- Global climate models: an overview.

The 33-day long NABOS expedition will start on 22 August 2013 from
Kirkenes, Norway, and return to Kirkenes on 23 September 2013.
Participants will need to arrive at least one day before the departure
and book return tickets at least one day after the ship's scheduled
return. All participants will be accommodated onboard Akademik Fedorov
in cabins for 2 or 4 people. IARC will issue partial travel grants for
travel to/from Kirkenes, with amounts determined through an application
process.

Application packages should include a curriculum vitae, a letter of
interest, and a letter of support from the applicant's supervisor. The
cover letter should include estimates for the participant's travel
expenses to/from Kirkenes (including lodging in Kirkenes).

Application deadline: Wednesday, 15 May 2013.

Please send applications electronically, to:
Tohru Saito
Email: saito@iarc.uaf.edu

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2. Arctic Atmospheric Science
15-19 July 2013
Alliston, Ontario, Canada

The NSERC CREATE training program announces a 2013 summer school on
arctic atmospheric science. It will be held 15-19 July 2013 at the
Nottawasaga Inn in Alliston, Ontario, Canada. The course is intended for
graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in the field, with
some places available for CREATE undergraduate summer interns

The goal of the CREATE program is to significantly enhance the
educational opportunities available to young researchers interested in
polar, atmospheric, and climate sciences, enabling them to build
collaborations, and to develop scientific, technical, communications,
and organizational skills. Summer school attendees will have the
opportunity to learn from experienced researchers in a small and
comfortable setting. In addition to classroom lectures, students will
partake in an interactive professional development workshop; engage in a
diverse career panel discussion; develop strategies for linking
scientific knowledge to public engagement, education, and outreach; and
present their own research during a poster session.

Topics to be covered include ozone science; polar halogens; clouds,
aerosols and radiation; the carbon cycle; greenhouse gas observations
and modelling; atmospheric chemistry; remote sounding instrumentation
(e.g., LIDAR and DOAS); systems engineering; Inuit history and culture;
the Inuktitut language; science and policy; uses of satellite data;
science journalism; and resume writing and interview skills.

This opportunity is open to Canadian and international graduate students
and postdoctoral fellows, as well as CREATE summer undergraduate
interns. There are no tuition fees, however, attendees must cover the
cost of return travel from their home institution. Admission to the
course includes all on-site food and accommodation.

Application Deadline: Friday, 31 May 2013.

The full announcement, including application details, is available at:
http://www.candac.ca/create/CREATE_summer_school_poster_2013.pdf.

For further information, please email:
create_summerschool@atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca.

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