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Investigating the polar regions from the inside out

2023 Glacial Isostatic Adjustment Training School


A training school focused on exploring glacial isostatic adjustment (GIA) modelling will be held from 3-7 July 2023 at Lantmäteriet in 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.



(more information may be found about each instructor by clicking their name)
Martin Ekman (Summer Institute for Historical Geophysics, Åland) 
Glenn Milne (University of Ottawa, Canada) 
Torsten Albrecht (Postdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany) 
Nicole Khan (The University of Hong Kong, China) 
Mirko Scheinert (TU Dresden, Germany)
Giorgio Spada (University of Bologna, Italy)
Lambert Caron (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA)
Rebekka Steffen (Lantmäteriet, Sweden) 
Volker Klemann (GFZ Potsdam, Germany) 
Andrew Lloyd (LDEO, Columbia University, USA) 
Mike Bentley (Durham University, UK) 
Jacky Austermann (DEES, LEDO, Columbia University, USA) 
Erica Ashe (Rutgers University, USA) 
Holger Steffen (Lantmäteriet, Sweden) 
Terry Wilson (Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, USA) 
Natalya Gomez (McGill University, Canada) 
Anne Le Brocq (University of Exeter, UK) 
Per-Anders Olsson (Lantmäteriet, Sweden) 

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 application window will open on 1 November 2022. A link to apply for enrollment will be provided here. 
Individuals who would like to be sent email reminders about registering for the school may sign up for the INSTANT mailing list: INSTANT Info Page (scar.org)

Virtual Participation

Virtual participation will be available to individuals who are unable to attend the training school in person. Instructions for participating virtually will be posted in spring of 2023.

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 and the "Collaborative Research: Imaging the 3D Viscosity Structure of the Antarctic Mantle" project, as well as Polar Knowledge Canada, the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), the University of Gävle, Lantmäteriet (The Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority) and the Scientific Community on Antarctic Research (SCAR) through the former Solid Earth Responses and influences on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE) program and the current INStabilities & Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT) program.

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. Those participants who require financial support must submit a financial support application in addition to an enrollment application. A link to apply for financial support will be provided here once the registration window opens 1 November 2022.  The registration window will close 31 January 2023.
Individuals who would like to be sent email reminders about registering for the school may sign up for the INSTANT mailing list: INSTANT Info Page (scar.org)
Please contact 2023.gia.school@gmail.com with questions.