Arctic Field Summer Schools: Norway-Canada-USA Collaboration

Event Type: Field Training and Schools

When: 25 May 2019 to 8 June 2019

Where: Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada

Summary

Organizers invite applications for their 2019 field school, a part of the International Partnerships for Excellence in Education and Research (INTPART) project, Arctic Field Summer Schools: Norway-Canada-USA Collaboration.

This opportunity is open to U.S.-based graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities. The international partners will advertise separately.

Through a series of summer schools, this project engages graduate students in exploring science questions related to understanding the cryosphere, cryosphere change, and impacts of change on people and ecosystems. Students are exposed to the use of data derived from remote sensing platforms, as well as airborne and ground-based sensors and methods.

Specific objectives of the summer schools include introduction to and application of cutting-edge approaches and methods in interdisciplinary remote sensing and field-based research. In previous years, the field schools have focused on sea ice, lake ice, and snow in the Svalbard area and from NW Alaska. This year the field school will occur at the Kluane Lake Research Station in southwest Yukon, Canada. Efforts will be directed toward field methods and analysis of data on glaciers and permafrost, and a synthesis of information from prior schools to produce a state of knowledge assessment on the impacts of climate change on the cryosphere, ecosystems, and the people in these areas. The field school will advance the current state of knowledge and identify emerging issues in cryosphere research, with a focus on user needs for cryospheric data and information.

Round-trip international travel costs will be covered by the project, as well as travel between Whitehorse and Kluane Lake. Accommodations and meals are provided for participants at the research station.

Applications should include:

  • One-page motivation letter that outlines how this course fits into the applicant’s graduate study and career plans
  • Curriculum vitae
  • A recommendation letter from the applicant’s supervisor

Application materials should be sent via email to Vladimir Alexeev at valexeev [at] alaska.edu

Application deadline: April 10, 2019.