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Undergraduates with Junior status or greater from the University of Greenland, the University at Albany, the University of Michigan and Virginia Tech University are welcome to apply. Priority selection will be given to students with experience in atmospheric sciences, remote sensing, instrumentation as well as sociocultural studies. First generation and students underrepresented in the sciences are especially invited to apply.


The 2019 Greenland Expedition for Undergraduate Research is an opportunity to explore atmospheric and space sciences in Greenland. This expedition commemorates the expeditions of the 1920’s conducted by Prof. William Hobbs by recreating many of the observations made then with current technologies as well as mapping the regions studied in the 1920’s.


The expedition begins June 10, 2019, with virtual meetings. Participants travel to the University at Albany on June 15 for training until our flight June 18 from Schenectady to Kangerlussuaq. The expedition works out of Kangerlussuaq with trips to nearby research locations and a one day flight to Summit Camp until June 28 when we return to Schenectady and return to our places of origin. See tentative agenda for more details.


The expedition begins with training and preparation at the University at Albany before being transported to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland on a United States Air Force National Guard LC-130 for experiments near the Greenland Ice Sheet and Summit Camp for observations.


The period of commitment for this expedition is June 10-28, 2019. While all travel and accommodations will be provided this expedition offers no other financial support. Selection of participants will be made by matching candidates’ demonstrable skills with the needed skill sets. Participants are encouraged to consider independent study at their institutions for both the expedition period and subsequent data analyses.

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