The Juneau Icefield Research Program
Back in 2007 I participated in the Juneau Icefield Research Program. It is one of the world’s longest running glacier monitoring projects and has educated hundreds of undergraduates (such as I was at the time) in glaciology, climatology and GPS surveying. It also provides invaluable training in how to live and work in an extreme environment. Many of the program’s alumni go on to work in Antarctica or the glacial environments above the Arctic circle. The Juneau Icefield Research Program provided one of the most enjoyable and educational experiences I have ever had. The purpose of the short presentation below was to inform delegates at last week’s International Polar Year Olso Science Conference about the benefits of the program by providing a few “case studies” from past participants.