Summer school on cryospheric monitoring and water resources in the Chilean Andes

When: Week 48/Week 49, December 2022
Where: La Serena and La Laguna, Chile
Credits: 3 ECTS
Course responsibles: Benjamin Robson and Willem van der Bilt (UiB)
Application Deadline: 20th June 2022


11 day-long (week 48, 2022) international summer school on cryospheric monitoring and water resources in the Chilean Andes.

This course will introduce students to a range of field and computer-based methods for cryospheric monitoring in a region where glaciers and rock glaciers provide up to 80% of the local streamflow. Students will learn how to couple the analysis of satellite and aerial imagery with Uncrewed Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in order to study topographical and kinematic changes. Students will also use Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) techniques, as well as performing geomorphological mapping using Geomatics enabled tablets.

Fully funded by the Akademiaavtalen and the CHESS Research school on changing climates in the coupled earth system for participants from affiliated Norwegian institutes.

For questions, please contact Benjamin Robson (benjamin.robson@uib.no) or Willem van der Bilt (willemvanderbilt@uib.no).

For more information see this website – https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/e956b861bd604e898312537c755df471

Registration link – https://skjemaker.app.uib.no/view.php?id=12655385