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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) 
Christopher Piecuch (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, 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 is now closed.  Emails from 2023.gia.school@gmail.com will be sent in March informing applicants of their enrollment status.  

Virtual Participation

Due to overwhelming interest in the training school, lectures will be available via web conferencing services.  Students will be able to tune in to the training school live and ask questions in real time through use of a chat application.  Lectures will also be recorded and posted for viewing after the school is complete.  Virtual participation is open to anyone.  Our hope is that this option will allow remote participants to benefit from the majority of the training school content.  To sign up for virtual participation email notifications, please send a request to 2023.gia.school@gmail.com.  

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 Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), the International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS), the European Geosciences Union (EGU), the University of Gävle, the Swedish Mapping, Cadastral and Land Registration Authority (Lantmäteriet), and the Scientific Committee 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. 
The application window is now closed.  Emails from 2023.gia.school@gmail.com will be sent in March informing applicants of their enrollment status.  
Please contact 2023.gia.school@gmail.com with questions.