The field school, organized in collaboration with UNIS, UArctic, and IPY Norway, will be held 15 June through 3 July 2009, at the University Centre, in Svalbard, Norway.

In celebration of IPY (the International Polar Year 2007-09), this 3-week course will focus on environmental change in the Arctic and Antarctic through a series of lectures and field excursions in Svalbard, Norway. The course will cover topics on glaciology, geology, meteorology, oceanography, marine/terrestrial biology, and the human dimension in the polar regions.

Applicants should be undergraduates or Masters students, with a minimum of one year in physical, technical, and/or natural sciences. The application deadline is Friday, 27 March 2009.

Applicants will need to complete the online application where they will be required to upload a one-page CV and a copy of their university transcripts. A letter of recommendation from an academic referee (tutor, advisor or lecturer who you have worked closely with) is also required.

For further information, please visit the Arctic Portal or contact Liz Thomas.