The UAK (Useful Arctic Knowledge: partnership for research and education) Research School 2020 takes place from 20-30 June onboard KV Svalbard during a cruise in the Barnets Sea and Storfjorden. The cruise gives students a unique opportunity to learn about instrumentation, practical field experiments with data collection and data handling. The students were selected from the partner institutions (UiB GEO, UiB IFT, UiB GFI, HVL), with backgrounds such as in oceanography, ocean acoustics, ocean optics, seismology, other geosciences including instrumentation and data.
Topics of the summer school include:
Outcome of the research school
The students will prepare a report with description of the experiments, data collection, data management and scientific importance.
The following instructors are contributing to the Research School:
Hanne Sagen, NERSC,
Espen Storheim, NERSC,
Kjell Eivind Frøysa, HVL,
Håkon Sandven, UIB – IFT,
Tristan Petit, UIB – IFT,
Zeinab Jeddi, UiB – GEO,
Felix Halpaap, UiB – GEO.
The research school is led by the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center under the project Useful Arctic Knowledge: partnership for research and education (UAK) funded by the INTPART programme 2018-2020 under contract no 274891. INTPART (International partnerships for excellent education, research and innovation) is funded by the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education. The project, which includes partners from Norway, USA and Canada, brings together leading researchers, educators and young scientists working on selected Arctic science topics. The research school is also part of the H2020 project INTAROS – Integrated Arctic Observation System, contract no 727890.
KV Svalbard icebreaker from the Norwegian Coast Guard. The photo is from a scientific cruise in the Fram Strait in 2016 (Photo: Håkon Kjøllmoen)
23 June 2020