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Arctic Science IntegrAtion Quest (ASIAQ) field course - postponed to 10-18 April 2021
From Monday 31 August 2020
To Friday 04 September 2020
Location Tarfala Research Station, Sweden

Due to the current exceptional circumstances caused by the Corona pandemic, we have postponed this course. The new course date is 10-18 April 2021. We expect that the situation has improved by then, but if not, successful applicants will be informed in due time.

The course is primarily aimed at young scientist (MSc students, PhD students, Postdocs) in Arctic research and is given in English. This course has a transdisciplinary approach and focuses on both Arctic research and the role of communicating research.

The course involves a set of relevant lectures and tutorials about ongoing Arctic research, TRS and communication techniques. Main emphasis will be placed on group work and a final communication effort/product which is to be produced during the course. The course starts with introductory lectures from different topics. Field work, group discussions and group work will follow.

Practical work 
Please note that the field component involves long hikes and work during sometimes difficult Arctic/alpine weather conditions. Participants are required to bring suitable clothing and shoes for this. Students are asked to cooperate in small groups (3-4 persons) with different task of interest in the realm of relevant research.

Learning outcomes 
The course strives to improve transferable skills such as multidisciplinary approach and collaborative learning. In the end of the course the student will have

  • increased knowledge of current Arctic research and ongoing Arctic research initiatives
  • knowledge about different communication techniques
  • ability to understand and evaluate communication efforts
  • increased skills to communicate and visualize research

More information can be found here:

Monday 31 August 2020

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