NSERC CREATE Training Program in Arctic Atmospheric Science

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 26 April 2013

Where: 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 [at] atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca.