Association of Polar Early Career Scientists


The 6th Snow Science Winter School (SSWS) on "Snow in a changing climate, impact on human and nature" at Col du Lautaret, France takes place from 16-22 February and is targeted to PhD students with expertise in snow science seeking for advanced training. 

Any graduate student or post-doc working on snow or in some snow related field, this year especially in climate change and impacts on human and nature, is welcome to participate. Those fields include everybody interested in cryospheric sciences.  

The focus of this school lies on alpine snowpack field measurements combined with theoretical lessons in the classroom. Students are supervised by a team of lecturers, experts in various snow-related fields and from different countries worldwide. 

Field measurements will be done in small groups of 3-4 students. Each group of students will have to prepare a report describing the methods, results and interpretation of the data they will have collected over the week, in addition to other inputs that could be provided (modelling data for example).

The course corresponds to 3 ETCS-Points. The winter school is listed in the coursebook of the doctoral school at EPFL Lausanne. To receive full credit, a report taking 40 hours of homework must be handed in and will be evaluated.

Field-based training course on snow measurement techniques

  • ✔  practise with state-of-the-art instruments

  • ✔  lectures by worldwide experts

  • ✔  for graduate and post-graduate scientists

  • ✔  corresponds to 3 ECTS

Application deadline is: 20 October 2019

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