Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The 22nd Karthaus Summerschool on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System will take place from 22 May - 31 May 2024 in the South Tirolian town Karthaus, Italy.

The Karthaus Summerschool is a 10-day international course intended for early stage PhD candidates that work in glaciology-related climate projects from all over the world. The course provides the students with a thorough introduction into the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interaction. Although the course is anchored in continuum-mechanics and numerical modelling, it also provides lectures on ice-atmosphere interaction, climate of ice sheets and glaciers, glacier hydrology, ice-ocean interactions, geomorphology, and geodynamics. An important part of the course is networking and community building, for participants and teachers. The course has place for 36 students.

Application deadline: 10 January 2024

The registration fee (2024) is €900. This covers lodging, full board, excursion and course material. Travel to and from Karthaus is not covered. The International Glaciological Society offers three fellowships to cover the registration for students that qualify but have difficulties to pay the fee.

Visit the webpage for more information:

Contact APECS

APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
Email: info(at)

Our Sponsors

APECS Directorate Sponsor
Further Sponsors and Partners for APECS projects, activities and events