Summer School: Arctic Atmospheric Science

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 23 July 2012 to 27 July 2012

Where: Alliston, Ontario

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The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) announces the availability of a training program in Arctic Atmospheric Science. The program will be held 23-27 July 2012 in Alliston, Ontario.

The Summer School is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working in the field, with some places available for CREATE undergraduate summer interns. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from experienced researchers in a small and comfortable setting. In addition to classroom lectures, students will participate in a hands-on photochemical modeling tutorial; 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.

The goal of the 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. Topics to be covered include aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, arctic halogen chemistry, polar stratospheric ozone, middle atmosphere dynamics, satellite remote sensing of pollution, global climate, glacier-climate interactions in the Arctic, carbon cycling in glacial environments, space and ground-based atmospheric instrumentation, science support management at South Pole Station, Inuit culture, teaching and education in the Canadian Arctic, and science journalism.

Admission to the summer school includes all on-site food and accommodation. A chartered bus will be available to take attendees to and from downtown Toronto, however, attendees are responsible for travel between their home institution and Toronto or Alliston. To apply, please
fill out the application form obtained from the 'Opportunities' section of the CREATE website ( Completed applications must also include a curriculum vitae and a short letter of support from the applicant's supervisor. Applications must be submitted by email (create_summerschool [at]