2013 Juneau Icefield Research Program: Applications are now being accepted

We are pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2013 Juneau Icefield Research Program.

JIRP is an experience-based educational and research program that takes senior high school, undergraduate, and graduate-level students on an 8-week, self-powered expedition from Juneau, AK, to Atlin, BC, over the Juneau Icefield. During this expedition, students receive training and experience in backcountry skiing, glacier travel, and crevasse rescue; participate in JIRP’s long-running mass balance and surface elevation surveys; receive lectures from top scientists in a range of natural sciences (including glaciology, geology, climatology, meteorology, biology, and ecology); and perform individual research projects, the results of which they present at public symposia in Atlin and Juneau. Students receive academic credits for participation in the program from the University of Alaska Southeast.

This year’s program will run from June 21 through August 16. The cost for the program is $4800; this includes all transportation, food, lodging, and instruction following arrival in Juneau, Alaska (but does not include transportation to and from Juneau). Some scholarships are available. Application materials and additional information are available at JuneauIcefield.com. To ensure full consideration for acceptance and scholarships, completed applications should be submitted by April 15.

Please pass this information along to interested students, colleagues, and friends. You can also visit our blog at GlacierChange.org and follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Juneau-Icefield-Research-Program-JIRP/185726721442334) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/JuneauIcefield) .

For further information about JIRP, please contact Director Jeff Kavanaugh at the address below.

Jeff Kavanaugh Director, Juneau Icefield Research Program Associate Professor University of Alberta Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 1-26 Earth Sciences Building Edmonton, AB, T6G 2E3 Canada jeff.kavanaugh