A GLAcial Sedimentation School (GLASS), interpreting past climate using Antarctic and Greenland sediment cores, will be held at the Oregon State University Marine and Geology Repository (OSU-MGR). The school is intended for graduate students and early-career scientists using the Southern Ocean and Greenland/Arctic core collections in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and Oregon State University (OSU) core repositories. An official announcement with more information and details for how to apply will be released soon. Funding for U.S. participants is available from U.S. National Science Foundation funding to the OSU-MGR and from the SCAR INSTANT Programme for international participants.
The primary goals of this summer school are to:
The daily schedule will include lectures on a theme in the morning, followed by a hands-on activity related to the theme. The afternoon will consist of hands-on laboratory activities that will include core description (both macro- and microscopic), chronostratigraphy, and physical properties/downhole logging. Daily themes will target different time intervals of interest and different depositional environments.
Those who are participating on upcoming expeditions will benefit the most, but the school will be open to everyone. We are planning for approximately 15 U.S. and 10 international attendees, with an application process to determine participation.
An official announcement and application procedure will be available soon, with applications due in late December.