Summer School on Antarctic Climate Variability and Ice Dynamics

The National Center for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR) and Norwegian  Polar  Institute(NPI)  are organizing a summer school on “Antarctic climatevariability and ice dynamics”at NCAOR, Goa, during 08-11 May 2017. The targeted participants of the summer school are early-career scientists (MS/MTech/PhD students and postdoctoral scholars) who are studying earth science as a subject in any disciplines,  who are at an early stage in glaciology and climatechange studies           

The proposed summer school is organized in conjunction with the project workshop of the Indo-Norwegian research project “MADICE”, which just successfully completed its first field campaign to investigate mass balance, dynamics, and climate of the coastalDronning Maud Land, East Antarctica (

The summer school includes lectures and hands-on sessions by experts from India and Norway, student presentations (oral or poster), and a tour of NCAOR’s ice-core laboratory. One hands-on session is dedicated on Quantarctica, a free GIS data package for Antarctica, developed  by  the  NPI  ( Instructors  are  MADICE collaborators from NCAOR, NPI and UNIS (University Centre in Svalbard).

Applicants should send a single pdf document that includes short CV (less than 2 pages) and a letter of interest (1 page) by 20 March, 2017, to Dr. Thamban Meloth of NCAOR (  The  summer  school  opportunity  is  open  for  all  nationalities. Limited financial support towards travel/accommodation is available for participants from India. Indian applicants who are in need of financial support should make a separate application for the same and mention whether they can attend the summer school if the financial support cannot be provided. Acceptance notification will be sent by 31 March 2017.

Dr. Thamban Meloth, NCAOR & Dr. Kenny Matsuoka, NPI

Lead PIs of the MADICE project