2014 Juneau Icefield Research Program

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 22 June 2014

Where: Juneau, Alaska

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We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2014 Juneau Icefield Research Program.

JIRP is an experience-based educational and research program that takes senior high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level students on an 8-week, self-powered expedition from Juneau, AK, to Atlin, BC, over the Juneau Icefield. During this expedition, students receive training and experience in backcountry skiing, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue; participate in JIRP’s long-running mass balance and surface elevation surveys; receive lectures from top scientists in a range of natural sciences (including glaciology, geology, climatology, meteorology, biology, and ecology); and perform individual research projects, the results of which they present at public symposia in Atlin and Juneau. Eligible students receive academic credits for participation in the program from the University of Alaska Southeast.

This year’s program will run from June 22 through August 17. The cost for the program is $4950; this includes all transportation, food, lodging, and instruction following arrival in Juneau, Alaska (but does not include transportation to and from Juneau). Some scholarships are available. Application materials and additional information are available at http://JuneauIcefield.com/apply/. To ensure full consideration for acceptance and scholarships, completed applications should be submitted by April 15.

Please pass this information along to interested students, colleagues, and friends. You can also visit our blog at http://JuneauIcefield.com/blog/ and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Juneau-Icefield-Research-Program-JIRP/1857...) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/JuneauIcefield).

For further information about JIRP, please contact Director Jeff Kavanaugh at the address below.

Jeff Kavanaugh
Director, Juneau Icefield Research Program
Associate Professor
University of Alberta
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
1-26 Earth Sciences Building
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3
jeff.kavanaugh [at] ualberta.ca