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ACDC 2021 Practical Details

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Pictures Tarfala and Abisko
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Due to the COVID-19 situation, ACDC 2020 has been cancelled and moved to ACDC 2021. 

Accommodation
We will be staying at Abisko Scientific Research Station during the first week and at Tarfala research station during the second week. In betwee, we'll spend the weekend in the field. We'll walk from Abisko to Tarfalla, a hike that is estimated to take around 9 hours.  

There is WiFi at the research station. There will be laundry facilities, but you have to bring your own detergent. 

Current weather in Abisko and Tarfala.

Travel
TBD

International evening
To celebrate all the nationalities represented at the ACDC Summer School, we ask participants to bring a food item special for their home country. Please remember to declare the food item at customs if required. 

What to bring
We want to limit the amount of garbage we produce, so we will not provide paper or plastic cups and plates in the field. We plan for a two night stay in the field.

  • Wind and waterproof clothing (jacket and trousers)
  • Warm clothes
  • Indoor shoes
  • Hat, scarf and mittens
  • Travel insurance
  • Lunch box
  • Water bottle
  • Thermos
  • Camera (we encourage students and lecturers to share their pictures)
  • Backpack for field trip/hiking
  • Plate, cup, fork, spoon and knife.
  • Proper hiking boots
  • Laptop (+ memory stick for student presentations; 8 minute presentation - maximum 8 slides)
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Sleeping mat
  • Sleeping bag (and if you prefer not to sleep in the sleeping bag in the cabin, bed linen or sleeping bag liner)
  • Towel
  • Tent (optional, but we encourage you to bring it if you have one)
  • Sun screen
  • Sun glasses
  • Head torch

Program and reading material for the lectures
A tentative program will be made available before the summer school. 

Reading material and lecture slides (after the lectures) will be made available.