Department of Geology & Geophysics

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), Kamchatka Branch of Geophysical Survey (KBGS), and the Kamchatka State University (KSU) 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, John Eichelberger, and Taryn Lopez of UAF, as well as by guest scientists from Russia, the US, and Japan. Students come from across the US, Russia, and Japan, and occasionally from other countries.

Dates for 2015: (tentative)

·          Katmai -- June 7 - 20

·          Mutnovsky and Gorely – August 16 - 29

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


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Summer 2015 Information                  GEOS 495/695 Syllabus                         Summer 2015 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 Karymsky 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. The cost of the Katmai trip is $2772 and $3351, for 475 and 695 levels correspondingly. This includes UAF tuition and fees, 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 7 and depart Anchorage for home on June 20.

4. The cost of the Kamchatka trip is $1741 and $2320, for 475 and 695 levels correspondingly. This includes UAF tuition and fees, 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 16 and depart Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for home on August 29.

Trip notes and additional information is available at our Facebook site (http://www.facebook.com/pages/International-Volcanological-Field-School/178543865542781). If you have any questions, please contact Pavel Izbekov (peizbekov@alaska.edu). Participation of Russian students is coordinated by Olga Khubaeva (grifon03@yandex.ru).