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ResClim summer school - "Role of sea ice in climate system"

27.06.2011 - 08.07.2011



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About the summer school:

Sea ice plays an active and important role in the earth's climate and observed changes in the sea ice cover have been thoroughly examined and discussed over recent years. 

The ResClim 2011 summer school will have the following objectives:

  • Provide an increased insight into sea ice properties, processes and the interplay between the sea ice and the climate system for PhD students and scientist within climate sciences
  • Act as a meeting place to encourage increased inter-disciplinary research and cooperation among students and scientists


The course will be held over two weeks and will be arranged as a series of lectures and will also include student group work, poster presentations, discussions and social activities. Topics that will be covered, among others:

The following lecturerers have currently confirmed their attendance:

Alexandra Weiss  British Antarctic Survey
Andrey Grachev NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Anna Sjöblom University Centre in Svalbard
Bjørg Risebrobakken  Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research
Dirk Notz  Max Planck Institute for Meteorology
Frank Nilsen University Centre in Svalbard
Gøran Bjørk  Gothenburg University
Igor Esau  Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center
John Walsh  University of Alaska Fairbanks
Knut Aagaard  Applied Physics Lab, University of Washington
Marcel Nicolaus  Alfred Wegener Institute
Martin Jakobsson  Stockholm University
Martin Miles  Bjerknes Centre for Climate Dynamics
Martin Vancopenolle  Centre Georges Lemaitre, Université catholique de Louvain
Miles McPhee  McPhee Research Company
Peter Langen  Center for ice and climate, University of Copenhagen
Stein Sandven  Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center



The summer school will be hosted by the University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS). UNIS is situated in Longyearbyen at 78N in Spitsbergen and provides a perfect frame for learning more about sea ice.

(Photo: Coulson/UNIS)



The summer school is mainly for PhD students with projects within climate dynamics, however advanced master students and Postdocs with relevant projects may also apply


Practical information:

During the stay in Longyearbyen, accomodation will be arranged by UNIS/ResClim at the student fascilities in Nybyen. Accomodation and some meals will be covered, however students are expected to cover their own travel and meals in Longyearbyen. ResClim will provide travel support to a limited number of participants, please indicate in your application if your participation is dependent on such support.

Application is now closed

We will get back to all applicants within the end of March with further information regarding their application


For questions, please contact Anders Sirevaag ( or Tore Furevik (

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