Category Archives: education

Everything to do with science education and outreach

Class infographics on components of the cryosphere

In our class this semester we did an exercise where groups of students created an infographic summarizing what are the known observations of various components of the cryosphere. The data was all taken from the IPCC AR5, which is getting … Continue reading

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Girls on Ice Austria

A team of us are currently trying to set up an Austrian edition of the Inspiring Girls Expeditions “Girls on Ice” learning and mentoring program. So whats it all about? Well, Inspiring Girls Expeditions has a long history of taking … Continue reading

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MSc literature seminar

This semester for the MSc level literature seminar in climate and cryosphere we chose to discuss papers under the broad umbrella of “Applications and implications of climatically forced cryospheric change”. We are almost at the end of the course and … Continue reading

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PhD and Post Doc glaciology jobs at Innsbruck

Come and work with us! The Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences in Innsbruck (ACINN) invites applications for the following academic positions, starting February 1, 2019, for the duration of three years: Postdoctoral Researcher (full time position) Doctoral Researcher (75% … Continue reading

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Lovely climate communication projects

So, I don’t get as many chances to do public communication of climate science as I’d like and its made a bit trickier for me here in Austria as I think (probably correctly) that my German is not good enough … Continue reading

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Bitten by python

I’m learning to write code for my data analysis and numerical modelling work in Python. I quite like learning how to make tidy code and developing an understanding for the tricks of a specific language, but at the same time … Continue reading

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Hypotheses

In my undergraduate degree we spent a lot of time studying the history of science and development of the scientific method, and its important to convey some of this to students undertaking independent research projects even if they have not … Continue reading

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Crevasse rescue training

Every year as we take a new bunch of student helpers out to the glaciers with us we arrange a crevasse rescue course. This year Benjamin and Christoph Stern were our guides at the Stubai Gletscher ski area where we … Continue reading

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Landlab teaching tools

I’m trying to develop teaching materials using Jupyter notebook (mainly inspired by my colleague Fabien Maussian) and its super interesting but quite hard work for me as a python beginner. I was looking for other things people have been doing … Continue reading

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Der Standard “Eis und Klima” blog

Our research group has started blogging on Der Standard, an Austrian broadsheet. The aim is to let Austrian readers know a bit more about both our research, why we do it, and what is involved in being a working scientist. … Continue reading

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