Undergraduate Summer Field Course in High Arctic Environmental Change

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 11 July 2016 to 6 August 2016

Where: Svalbard, Norway

More information: 
http://www.unis.no/course/ag-220-environmental-change-in-the-high-arctic-landsca...

Summary

University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) seeks applicants for an Undergraduate Summer Field Course in High Arctic Environmental Change. The course will take place from 11 July to 6 August 2016 in Svalbard, Norway.

The field-based course for undergraduate students at UNIS will investigate how climatic and watershed processes influence the modern glacial, fluvial, lacustrine, and periglacial systems in the high Arctic setting of western Svalbard. During this course, students will gain experience in aspects of glaciology, fluvial hydrology and sediment transport, periglacial geomorphology, physical limnology, and pro-glacial lacustrine sedimentation. Students will use a network of environmental monitoring instrumentation to interpret seasonal, annual, and long-term changes in the high Arctic terrestrial system. The course is taught by instructors from UNIS Arctic Geology Department and guest instructors.

Application deadline: 15 February 2016.

For questions, please contact:
Mike Retelle
Email: mretelle [at] bates.edu