Summer school to open at Arctic station in Lena River estuary
An international summer school offering a three-week long course for students will open at the Ostrov Samoilovsky all-season research station in the estuary of the Lena River in 2020. The school will be run by scientists from the Institute of Oil and Gas Geology and Geophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences' Siberian Branch who will be in charge of the classes.
The summer school will teach Earth sciences to undergraduates and graduates in Arctic conditions. The students will get practical experience in working with the Earth's crust, soil, plants, atmosphere and climate.
International students will also be invited to participate. In 2018 and 2019, Swiss students already undertook internships at the station. Scientists are also considering the possibility of organizing summer schools offering courses in geology, geophysics, soil science and phytogeography, in cooperation with the University of Hamburg.