uaf logoThe course offers a hands-on introduction to the principal field techniques employed in sea-ice studies of an interdisciplinary (geophysical-biogeochemical) nature. The course focuses on sea ice as an instructive example of the close intertwining between ocean, ice and biosphere processes and humans in the polar regions. The use of the ice cover by different stakeholders in the context of research program design will receive particular attention. The course will consist mostly of field- and lab-based instruction with some introductory lectures and evening seminars/discussions. In the spirit of the International Polar Year, the instructor team includes recognized experts from a number of different nations who will lead different course modules (see web site for details).

Tuition for the course includes University registration fees and a $500 course fee (modest support may be available to help a very small number of students who may be lacking funds participate in the course, see course application documents). Prior to final registration, applications will be reviewed by the instructors (submission deadline February 22, for details see course web site) with the selection of course participants to be announced in early March.
The course runs from 17-28 May 2008 and is in Barrow, Alaska, USA.
For course and registration information please the course site.
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