Summer school applications due

So many glaciological and environmental summer schools. Just a taster below – get out searching if you would like to find more! Summer schools are an excellent way of learning more deeply about your subject, and possibly also outside of your field, in great locations, and alongside your scientific colleagues from all over the world.


Announcement of the next Karthaus course on
13-24 September 2016
Karthaus, Italy

Sponsored by:
The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, Utrecht University
Netherlands Earth System Science Centre
The Descartes Prize (EPICA), EU

The course will provide a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on (or will soon start working on) a glaciology-related climate project. The registration fee will be € 700. This includes lodging, full board, course material and excursion.

Lecturers include: T. Blunier, I. Hewitt, F. Navarro, F. Nick, F. Pattyn, O. Sergienko, G. Spada, F. Straneo, A. Stroeven, C. Tijm-Reijmer, J. Oerlemans (convenor).

Send your application to the convenor (, before 23 May 2016.
You will be notified about the decision of the Selection Committee by 21 June 2016.
Your application should include:
• A short statement why you want to participate in this course
• Affiliation and name of supervisor
• A description of your research project (~200 words)
• A curriculum vitae
Please supply this information as a single PDF file.

Karthaus course website:


A reminder of the upcoming deadline for the Fourth INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL IN GLACIOLOGY by the University of Alaska Fairbanks will be held in McCarthy, Alaska, 7-17 June, 2016.


The course is intended to provide glaciology graduate students with a comprehensive overview of the physics of glaciers and current research frontiers in glaciology with focus on quantitative glaciology, modeling and remote sensing of glaciers and ice sheets. The course is taught by glaciology faculty of the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and several invited guest lecturers.

Current sponsors include NASA, the International Glaciological Society (IGS), the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and the Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

For more information see:


Summer school on Satellite Observations of the Global Water Cycle

Primarily aimed at doctorate students, but other levels may enquire about participation too.


There are two weeks remaining for students to apply to the 2016 Juneau Icefield Research Program (JIRP). Please encourage students to apply who are looking for an inspirational field-science expedition, hands-on experience with field research in the geosciences, transferable university credit and involvement in a high-quality research project.

Our 20 to 30 faculty and research mentors will be leading focused research in six primary project areas and many other topic areas including glaciology, geophysics, geochemistry, geobotany/ecology, and science communication. Students are encouraged to get in touch early to discuss academic interests and potential areas of focus. We are proud to note that most of the projects during JIRP 2015 resulted in AGU poster presentations and co-authorship for students; we plan to build upon this success in 2016.

The 2016 field season will take place June 24 – August 19.

Please submit applications by February 15 for priority consideration. Applicants will be notified by March 1.

Apply here:

Please explore the JIRP website for more information:

Please be in touch with any questions:

Best wishes,

Matt Beedle
JIRP Director of Academics and Research


About lindsey

Environmental scientist. I am glaciologist specialising in glacier-climate interactions to better understand the climate system. The point of this is to understand how glaciated envionments might change in the future - how the glaciers will respond and what the impact on associated water resources and hazard potential will be.
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