Regine Hock (University of Alaska Fairbanks, UAF, Oslo Univ.) & Martin Truffer (UAF)
Andy Aschwanden (UAF), Ed Bueler (UAF), Mark Fahnestock, (UAF), Regine Hock (UAF/Oslo Univ.), Martin Truffer (UAF)
Guest lecturers: Mike Loso (National Park Service). In addition we typically have 2-3 guest instructors from outside Alaska.
All instructors are expected to be present during the entire length of the course to guarantee close interaction between students and instructors. Also, each instructors will design and supervise two student projects and prepare a summary of their lectures.
More information for instructors is summarized here
Course Admission / Eligibility
The summer school is open to 28 graduate students worldwide targeting primarily (but not exclusively) early stage PhD students. Students must be enrolled in a PhD (or MSc) program at the time of the course (In exceptional cases we will accept students who are not yet PhD students, but who can provide convincing evidence that they will be enrolled latest by the beginning of the same year´s following semester). PhD students will generally be given priority over MSc students (Typically there are not more than 1 or 2 MSc students per course). Preference is also given to PhD students in the early stage of their program. First-year postdocs/early-career scientists may also be considered in exceptional cases, if a strong point can be made why this course is needed. Due to our funding sources roughly half of the students will be recruited from US affiliations (no matter nationality).
Course prerequisites: Prior detailed knowledge/background in glaciology is not a prerequisite, but preference will be given to students with stronger math/numerical background. Some university level math and physics is highly recommended.
Accepted students will be listed on the participant webpage latest 3 weeks after the deadline.
All lecturers are expected to compile a summary of lecture notes. These together with their presentations will be made available on the homepage after the course.
Course expenses (including accommodation, meals, transport Fairbanks - McCarthy, course material) are largely covered by external grants (thanks to sponsors). However, most likely we won't have enough funding to cover all costs and therefore typically need to collect a course fee which may be in the order of US $200-300 per person but depending on funding may also be much higher. Travel to and from Alaska (Fairbanks) is not covered. However, we have some limited funds to provide a few (full or partial) travel grants primarily for students affiliated with institutions (regardless citizenship) outside the US and Europe, especially in underpriviledged countries .
To provide a safe environment for all participants (students and instructors) involved in the organisation of, teaching at, and participating in the summer school in McCarhty must read and adhere to the summer school´s Code of Conduct.