2014 Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science: Arctic Atmosphere, Cryosphere, and Climate

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 14 July 2014 to 18 July 2014

Where: Alliston, Ontario, Canada

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The University of Toronto seeks applicants to the 2014 Connaught Summer Institute in Arctic Science: Atmosphere, Cryosphere, and Climate. This opportunity is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows engaged in Arctic research. The program is offered 14-18 July 2014 and will be held in Alliston, Ontario, Canada.

This institute aims to provide an understanding of the Arctic climate and processes that control it and to establish an interdisciplinary forum in which participants can discuss current challenges and identify emerging research opportunities. Topics will include environmental change in the Arctic, limnology, aerosol-cryosphere-climate interactions, climate modeling, aerosol-radiative forcing, cryospheric processes, Arctic sea ice geophysics and ocean-ice-atmosphere interactions, paleoclimatology, Arctic ocean dynamics, carbon capture and storage, ocean biogeochemistry and carbon cycling in Arctic waters, Arctic atmospheric composition, ozone science, and Inuit history and culture.

Students will participate in professional development activities; 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.

Admission to the Summer Institute includes all on-site food and accommodation. A chartered bus will be available to take attendees to and from downtown Toronto. Attendees are responsible for travel between their home institution and Toronto or Alliston.

Application deadline: Friday, 30 May 2014.

Applications, including curriculum vitae and a short letter of support from the applicants supervisor, should be submitted via email (csi-arctic-science [at] atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca).

For further information, please go to the summer school website or contact: Kimberly Strong at csi-arctic-science [at] atmosp.physics.utoronto.ca.