Summer school: Surface change in a warmer and wetter Arctic

September 6, 2021 – September 11, 2021 all-day
northern Iceland

RESPONSIBLES: Willem van der Bilt & Jostein Bakke (UiB)
GUEST LECTURERS: Anders Schomacker (UiT) & Danni Pearce (NMBU)
PARTICIPANTS: max. 15 students

Dear all,

As last year, we are hosting a 2 ECTS Summer School on glacier-climate change for Norway-based PhDs and Postdocs. Earth`s rapidly melting cryosphere affects the daily lives of millions around the world by driving sea-level rise, limiting water availability, and triggering catastrophes. Sound science-based strategies to deal with these challenges require new and creative inter-disciplinary approaches. However, such holistic cross-fertilizing approaches remain relatively rare.
We want to encourage and inspire Early Career Researchers to break this barrier and invigorate their research by embracing inter-disciplinarity. During the advertised Summer School, we will do so by focusing on field-based case studies that bring together multiple lines of geological evidence.
This year, we`ll take participants to one of Earth`s most dynamic glacial environments: Iceland. Here, you`ll study links between permafrost degradation, melting glaciers and geohazards in week 36 (Sept. 6-11). If the pandemic strikes (again), we`ll have a plan B near beautiful Folgefonna Ice Cap in Norway.
More information and a registration (deadline: June 30) form are found here. Because of Covid-related travel restrictions, registration is only open to researchers based in Norway. Participation of CHESS students will be covered. We welcome anyone who`s research deals with glacier-climate change – whether it is field, observation or model-based.

Questions? Please drop me a line.

We look forward to seeing your applications!

Willem van der Bilt and Jostein Bakke, also on behalf of the other organizers