The European Space Agency (ESA) comes to Svalbard

This summer, UNIS will be hosting ESA’s biennial remote sensing training course on the cryosphere from 11 – 16 June 2018. Bringing together some of the top experts in the field, this one-week course will create a unique learning experience for graduates, post-graduates, and young professionals working in Earth Observation (EO) with a focus on cryospheric sciences.

Course topics include monitoring snow, glaciers, sea ice and ice-ocean interactions with a thematic emphasis on Svalbard but put in the context of a changing global cryosphere.

The SIOS Remote Sensing Service has taken the lead to coordinate this event together with the UNIS Geophysics Department. In addition, SIOS will be providing IT support, helping UNIS set up computing exercises on a virtual machine so that participants may be able to use their own laptops in the practical training sessions.

This is a truly special opportunity to sign up for a course on remote sensing of the cryosphere in the heart of the Norwegian Arctic. All ESA courses are free of charge. Participants will need to cover their own travel and living expenses. We would like to encourage those interested to visit the website for more details. The application deadline is on 15 December 2017.