2016 Arctic Field Training for NSF-Funded Researchers

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 6 May 2016 to 8 May 2016

Where: Woods Hole, Massachusetts

Summary

CH2M HILL Polar Services (CPS) announces 2016 Arctic Field Training Course Opportunities. These courses are open to NSF-funded researchers working in the Arctic, including principal investigators, graduate students, research assistants, and undergraduate field assistants. The courses are free of charge for all qualified researchers, and limited travel funds may be available for some courses. CPS can only accept attendees whose schedules allow them to attend all days of the course.

AFT and Wilderness First Aid Training: May 6-8 – Woods Hole, Massachusetts

The course combines field training (cold weather camping, survival techniques, tips for working around aircraft, emergency communications, bears, search-and-rescue procedures, and risk management) with wilderness first aid training (first aid techniques in remote settings with challenging weather, unreliable communications and/or delayed medical or rescue support, limited equipment, and the need to make independent decisions on care and transport). Interested participants should send their name, affiliation, email, active NSF grant number with the name of the grant's Principal Investigator, and name of course to Matt Irinaga (matt [at] polarfield.com). If the courses fill, CPS will start a waitlist.

For further information, please contact:
Matt Irinaga
Email: matt [at] polarfield.com