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 John Eichelberger, 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, and Japan, and occasionally from other countries.

Dates for 2014:

·          Katmai -- June 15-28

·          Karymsky – July 12-26

·          Mutnovsky and Gorely – July 27-August 9

·          Application deadline – April 15


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Summer 2014 Information                  GEOS 495/695 Syllabus                         Summer 2014 Application

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NOTES ON FIELD SCHOOL COSTS AND REGISTRATION

1. Applications for the field trips will be reviewed promptly and no later than by April 30 students will be notified about their acceptance.

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. After May 15 non-reserved space may be offered to waitlisted applicants. 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 $2574 and $3147, 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 15 and depart Anchorage for home on June 28.

4. The cost of the Karymsky trip is $1820 and $2393, 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 July 12 and depart Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky for home on August 9.

5. Students accepted for the Mutnovsky / Gorely trip will register and pay class fees through IVS. The anticipated cost of the trip is 15,000 rubles (ca $500).

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 at alaska.edu). Participation of Russian students is coordinated by Olga Khubaeva (grifon03 at yandex.ru).