Here we have listed upcoming Ph D courses. They are arranged by month of deadline for applications.
Summer school "Climate change in the Arctic Ocean"
The International Arctic Research Center (IARC) of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is announcing a summer school for PhD students, postdocs and early-career scientists. The summer school will be conducted jointly with an arctic expedition as a part of NABOS project (Nansen and Amundsen Basin Observational System) onboard the Russian research vessel “Akademik Fedorov”. Both the summer school and NABOS expedition are funded by the National Science Foundation.
The summer school will consist of background lectures, participation in fieldwork and mini-projects. The mini-projects will be performed in collaboration with summer school instructors and members of the expedition.
Key topics to be covered in the lectures include, but are not limited to, the following:
- arctic climate: key characteristics and processes;
- physical processes in the Arctic Ocean;
- sea ice and the Arctic Ocean;
- trace gases, aerosols, and chemistry: importance for climate changes;
- feedbacks in the arctic system (e.g., surface albedo, clouds, water vapor, circulation);
- arctic climate variations: past, ongoing, and projected;
- global climate models: an overview.
The 33-day long NABOS expedition will start on August 22, 2013 from Kirkenes, Norway. The vessel (“Akademik Fedorov”) will return to Kirkenes on September 23, 2013.
Application deadline: May 15, 2013
Intensive Course on Mountain Geomorhosites
An Intensive Course on Mountain Geomorphosites is being held in Lausanne - Val d'Hérens (Switzerland) on August 22-25, 2013. The course is open for Ph. D and Master students, teaching objectives being:
- specific issues related to mountain geomorphological heritage, in particular the activity of processes, the sensitivity to clmate change, and related to management issues
- potential risks related to the promotion of mountain geomorphological heritage
- educational issues related to mountain geomorphosites
The program contains a mix of lessons, field trips and presentations. Participation is limited to 20 students. Deadline for applications is May 20.
More detailed information here (pdf)
Shipping in Arctic Water: The interaction of sea ice, ship technology, climate change, economy and other operational conditions
The NVP-Nansen summer school 2013 “Shipping in Arctic Water: The interaction of sea ice, ship technology, climate change, economy and other operational conditions” will be organized in Longyearbyen at Svalbard from 18th to 25th August. Graduate & postgraduate students are invited to submit applications for participation by 31st May 2013.
Participation is based on individual applications from Ph.D. students and Post-docs in the fields of Arctic Climate, Arctic Resources, Maritime Transport and Geopolitics. The relevance of current studies, including personal motivation and relevant experiences related to shipping in the Arctic, is an important selection criterion. A tentative title of a poster to present current studies should be included in the application (see also attached program). Up to 30 graduate and post-graduate students from different countries and research topics will be selected based on an evaluation of their applications. The application deadline is 31st May 2013.
For more detailed information please visit the course website.