Juneau Icefield Research Summer Program (JIRP)

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 21 June 2013 to 16 August 2013

Where: Juneau, Alaska

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Graduate and undergraduate students and high aptitude high school seniors are invited to participate in the Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP) 2013 summer programs and expedition training in interdisciplinary arctic and mountain earth system science, which will be conducted 21 June to 16 August on the Juneau ice field located in Alaska and British Columbia and Yukon Territory, Canada.

The program offers earth system sciences education and field training to students and scientists through field research and classroom training including lectures on natural sciences such as glaciology, geology, climatology, meteorology, biology, and ecology. Students will participate in JIRP's long-running mass balance and surface elevation surveys. The program provides training in backcountry skiing, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue.

Participating students may earn academic credits through the University of Alaska Southeast.

Application deadline: 15 April 2013.

Contact: Jeffery Kavanaough
Email: jeff.kavanaugh [at] ualberta.ca
Phone: 780-492-1740