Event Dates
Yakutia, Russia

The University of the Arctic Thematic Network on Permafrost and Natural Hazard announce a call for applications for an International Permafrost/Natural Hazard Summer Field School in Yakutia, Russia on 1-20 August 2016. Senior bachelor and graduate students who are interested in obtaining and overall knowledge about permafrost are encouraged to apply.

The course will offer insights into:

  • Permafrost history and its distribution globally.
  • Permafrost related natural hazards and hydrological problems.
  • Permafrost temperatures in various parts of the World climatic and other controls.
  • Methods of permafrost observations, focusing on drilling, coring and instrumentation.
  • Permafrost databases and their use in permafrost analyses.
  • How does permafrost affect local community infrastructure and cultural life?
  • Interaction between carbon and water in permafrost landscapes.
  • How sensitive are permafrost landforms towards climate change?

Interested students should send a Curriculum Vitae and short motivation letter (less than 1 page) to the field school organizers (uarcticpermafrost [at] gmail.com).

Application Deadline: 25 April 2016.

For questions, please contact:
Kenji Yoshikawa
kyoshikawa [at] alaska.edu