The second IPY polar field school, hosted in collaboration with APECS, IPY Norway, UArctic and the UNIS, was held from 21 June – 9 July 2010 in Svalbard. Twenty-five talented undergraduate and masters students from around the world were selected to take part in this interdisciplinary polar experience in the high Arctic. This Field School has become a great legacy of IPY, and the three-week course covered topics including climatology, glaciology, marine and terrestrial biology, geology, oceanography, permafrost and the human dimension. The field school combined lectures, seminars, field excursions and project work and gave the students valuable experience in all aspects of polar research from the practical to the theoretical.
To learn more about this event, meet the participants, and read their journal, visit: unis.no/STUDIES/IPY_field_school/afs_201.htm.