The course will address environmental change in the Arctic and Antarctic through a series of lectures and field excursions. The program is interdisciplinary and includes geology, glaciology, meteorology, terrestrial/marine biology, permafrost, and the human dimension in the polar regions, with particular focus on research conducted during IPY2007-2009.

The course is hosted by the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) and is open to undergraduate and early graduate students. The registration fee is low, and some funding is available for travel support. This is a fantastic opportunity to be exposed to, and to be a part of, polar research in a high-arctic environment.

Application deadline: Friday, 1 April 2011.

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