International Volcanology Field School

UAF’s Department of Geology and Geophysics offers a two-week field class in volcanology in cooperation with the Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (IVS) and Kamchatka Branch of Geophysical Survey (KBGS) in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. The course is offered every summer both in Katmai National Park, Alaska, site of the largest eruption on Earth of the 20th century and on one of active volcanoes of Kamchatka, e.g. Mutnovsky and Gorely, Tolbachik, and Karymsky. Students explore and discuss the full range of phenomena that constitutes volcanoes, using some of the best examples in the world. The course is co-taught at both the undergraduate and graduate level by Pavel Izbekov and Taryn Lopez of UAF, as well as by guest scientists from Russia, the US, and Japan. Students come from across the US, Russia, Europe, Japan and occasionally from other countries. Click here for AVO application.

Dates for 2018

June 3 - 16 - field trip to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, Katmai National Park, Alaska

August 6 - 20 - field trip to Mutnovsky and Gorely Volcanoes, Kamchatka

Applications are accepted on the continuous basis until all vacancies are filled 

ALASKA VOLCANO OBSERVATORY AMBASSADOR SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION 2018
 
Through support of the National Science Foundation and in cooperation with the Alaska Volcano Observatory, we are pleased to announce the availability of two scholarships to cover the course fees, tuition, meals*, lodging and travel expenses for up to two Alaskan residents living within 50 miles of an active volcano to attend the UAF Katmai International Volcanological Field School to be held in the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes, June 3-16, 2018. These scholarships are designed to encourage communication between Alaskan residents living near active volcanoes and the Alaska Volcano Observatory (AVO). In exchange for their award, scholarship recipients will be required to: (1) give a public lecture in their home community on what they learned about volcanoes and volcano monitoring following participation in the field school, and (2) agree to contact AVO staff with any local observations of volcanic activity they observe for a minimum of one year following their field school participation. In addition to being an Alaskan resident living within 50 miles of an active Alaskan volcano, scholarship recipients must be at least 18 years of age, and must apply to, and be accepted to the field school. Preference will be given to residents of rural Alaskan communities and Alaska Natives. *Note all meals will be provided except for the two days that participants spend in Anchorage.

 

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Summer 2018 Information  | GEOS 495/695 Syllabus  | Summer 2018 Application | AVO Ambassador Application

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NOTES ON FIELD SCHOOL COSTS AND REGISTRATION

1. Applications for the field trips will be reviewed promptly. Students will be notified about their acceptance within a week after their applications are received.

2. Accepted students will be authorized to register for Katmai and Kamchatka trips through UAF Summer Sessions website. Since travel arrangements require significant financial commitments from organizers, we request a non-refundable deposit of $250 to reserve a space at the time of registration. The remaining portion of the payment should be received by Summer Sessions no later than 2 weeks before the trip.

3. Estimated costs of the Katmai trip are $3097 and $3790, for 495 and 695 levels correspondingly. This includes UAF tuition and fees, non-refundable deposit, transportation from Anchorage to Katmai National Park, lodging, insurance, and most food during the field trip. Students are responsible for arranging their travel so as to arrive in Anchorage on June 3 and depart Anchorage for home on June 16.

4. Estimated costs of the Kamchatka trip are $2087 and $2780, for 495 and 695 levels correspondingly. This includes UAF tuition and fees, non-refundable deposit, transportation while in Kamchatka, lodging, insurance, and most food during the field trip. Students are responsible for arranging their travel so as to arrive in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia on August 7 and depart Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for home on August 20.

Trip notes and additional information is available at our Facebook site (https://www.facebook.com/volcanoschool/). If you have any questions, please contact Pavel Izbekov (peizbekov at alaska.edu). Participation of Russian students is coordinated by Olga Khubaeva (grifon03 at yandex.ru).

 
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