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Investigating the polar regions from the inside out

2019 Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) Training School

26-30 August 2019
Lantmäteriet, Gävle, Sweden


A training school focused on exploring glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) modelling will be held from 26-30 August 2019 at Lantmäteriet, Gävle, Sweden. The program will include lectures and practical exercises aimed at investigating the interactions between solid Earth deformation, ice mass change, and associated sea-level and geoid variations. Students will complete homework exercises utilizing freely available modelling software and will have the opportunity to spend one-to-one time with leading researchers in the GIA community while working through examples in class.  A field trip to examine records of land uplift and sea level change will be included.


The preliminary list of instructors includes Mike Bentley, Martin Ekman, Erik Ivins, Matt King, Glenn Milne, Frank Pattyn, Riccardo Riva, Giorgio Spada, Rebekka Steffen, Wouter van der Wal, Julia Wellner, Pippa Whitehouse, Doug Wiens, and Terry Wilson.

Who is eligible to enroll?

This course is targeted at individuals who are working on (or will soon start working on) GIA modelling, or topics directly related to GIA modelling. While the course is aimed at graduate students and early career scientists, all interested parties are encouraged to apply regardless of age or experience level. A basic introduction to the fundamentals and applications of GIA modelling will be provided, and no previous modelling experience is required.

How do I apply?

The deadline for application is 31 March 2019.

The Enrolment Application is available HERE.

The Financial Support Application is available HERE.

Individuals seeking financial support should submit both an Enrollment Application and a Financial Support Application

Financial Support

Financial support for the training school is provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF) through the Antarctica Network (ANET) component of the Polar Earth Observing Network (POLENET) project, the Scientific Community on Antarctic Research (SCAR) through the Solid Earth Responses and influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE) program, the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the European Geosciences Union (EGU), and DTU Space.

There is no registration fee. We have secured sufficient funds to be able to offer at least partial travel and subsistence support for all attendees. Individuals seeking financial support should submit both an Enrollment Application and a Financial Support Application.