Cryospheric Monitoring in the Lyngen Alps
University of Bergen Professors, international Ph.D. students, and UiB’s Master students Dive into Cryospheric Monitoring at an Elite Summer School in the Lyngen Alps.
We are proudly announcing the participation of its acclaimed professors, Prof. Olena Dubovyk from the Department of Geography and Prof. Benjamin Aubrey Robson from the Department of Earth Science, in a high-caliber Summer school on Cryosphere Monitoring and Paleoenvironmental Reconstructions.
Set amidst the breathtaking backdrop of the Lyngen Alps in Northern Norway from 17th to 22nd September 2023, the 6-day summer school offered an immersive experience into the methods for studying contemporary and past glaciological environments for a well-selected 12 PhD candidates from around the world. The course's rich content, ranging from close-range remote sensing techniques, and earth observation data, to shallow seismic approaches and geological archive analysis, provided participants with holistic, high-quality field data knowledge.
Professors Dubovyk and Robson were joining a distinguished panel of lecturers from the University of Bergen, including Pål Ringkjøb Nielsen, Jostein Bakke, Jan Magne Cederstrom, and Kristian Vasskog as well as Prof. Jack Holt from the University of Arizona, USA. Together, we aimed to bridge the gap between international PhD students and Master's level students from UiB, fostering an environment of collaborative learning and research.
The summer school, with its comprehensive approach to understanding the cryosphere, solidifies the University's commitment to advancing research on climate change and its effects on glacial regions. Prof. Olena Dubovyk, internationally recognized their expertise in Remote Sensing, currently serving as a professor at the University of Bergen, remarked on the program's significance, indicated the unique opportunity for all participants to work hands-on with advanced techniques such as UAV surveying, geomorphological mapping, and lake sediment coring, among others. Additionally, the course promoted the integration of these techniques to critically evaluate geomorphological processes and understand paleoclimatic variations.
With the course being held in collaboration with the UiB course GEOV336 and GEO313, the Ph.D. students played also a pivotal role in mentoring the Master's level students, fostering a holistic learning environment. The program was meticulously structured to offer a blend of fieldwork, data processing, and group interactions.
The University of Bergen is elated to have its esteemed professors be part of such a pivotal program, further solidifying its position at the forefront of environmental and geological research. The insights and learnings from this summer school promise to shape the future of cryosphere studies.