Call for Applications and Abstracts: Arctic Field Summer School 2018
Arctic Coastal Environments in Rapid Transition
Dates: 29 May - 9 June 2018
Locations: Utqiaġvik, Alaska and Fairbanks, Alaska
Application and abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2018
Organizers invite applications for their 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 only for U.S.-based graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and the international partners will advertise separately. This field school is tentatively planned for 29 May to 9 June 2018 and be primarily based in Utqiaġvik, Alaska (formerly Barrow).
During this second field school, students will participate in and learn about remote sensing and ground-based field observations in Utqiaġvik, Alaska. The overall theme of the school is the study of processes of the Arctic coastal environment at the intersection between the marine, terrestrial, atmospheric, and cryospheric environments using ground-based and remote sensing observations. The course will be primarily based in and near the Barrow Environmental Observatory (BEO) and will be conducted in close collaboration with Ukpeaġvik Iñupiat Corporation (UIC) Science, where participating students will receive introductory lectures and collect in-situ and remote sensing data to be analyzed in collaboration with their instructors. Students will formulate a project jointly with instructors and work on their project for the duration of the field school. Participants will make an oral presentation and submit an individual or group report at the end of the school, and will be able to earn credits for participation based on an assessment of the work.
The class will be offered as a two-credit University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) summer course and students willing to earn credits need to enroll for the class in advance. Travel grants (amounts will be determined later) will be issued by the International Arctic Research Center (IARC) to help offset or fully cover travel costs to Utqiaġvik, Alaska, as well as local costs and accommodation.
Applicants must submit a one-page motivation letter that outlines how this course fits into his/her graduate study and career plans, a curriculum vitae, and a recommendation letter from his/her current supervisor.
For more information, go to:
Arctic Field Summer School 2018 webpage
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