2014 Summer Opportunity - Permafrost Field School

Date: 
11 April 2014

2014 Summer Opportunity
Permafrost Field School
Thematic Network on Permafrost
University of the Arctic

Application deadline: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

For further information and to apply, please go to:
http://www.unis.no/10_STUDIES/1030_Admission/how...

For questions, please contact:
Hanne H. Christiansen
Email: hanne.christiansen@unis.no

Kenji Yoshikawa
Email: kyoshikawa@alaska.edu

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The University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Permafrost offers an
International Bachelor Permafrost Summer Field School. It will be held
19 June - 11 July 2014 in Svalbard, Norway, June 19-July 11, 2014.

The field school is open to senior bachelor degree students interested
in obtaining general knowledge about permafrost. Master's students from
non-English speaking countries are also invited to apply. There will be
a possibility for non-European students to apply for a travel stipend to
attend this course. The course will offer insights into:

- Permafrost history and its distribution globally.
- Permafrost temperatures in various parts of the world--climatic
and other controls.
- Methods of permafrost observations, focusing on drilling, coring
and instrumentation.
- Permafrost databases and their use in permafrost analyses.
- Effects of permafrost on local community infrastructure and
cultural life.
- Interaction between carbon and water in permafrost landscapes.
- Sensitivity of permafrost landforms to climate change.

There is no course fee. Accommodation for students during the course
will be in student housing in Longyearbyen, and it will cost
approximately 3125 NOK (estimated at 530 USD or 370 Euro).

Application deadline: Tuesday, 15 April 2014

For further information and to apply, please go to:
http://www.unis.no/10_STUDIES/1030_Admission/how...

For questions, please contact:
Hanne H. Christiansen
Email: hanne.christiansen@unis.no

Kenji Yoshikawa
Email: kyoshikawa@alaska.edu

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