Italy, Courmayeur (Aosta)

Climate Change: Ice and Snow Data Collection, Analysis and Processing Summer School

when 18 September 2019 - 27 September 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 450

In the context of the effects of the climate change, the study of phenomena related to glacial ablation and the permafrost melting is important in order to understand the main environmental effects on alpine territories, in relation also to the decreasing of snowfall volumes and the relations with the local economy.

The main goal of the summer school is to introduce the "learning by doing" approach:

• learn to detect, process, analyze and integrate data coming from different input platforms (satellite, UAV, in situ surveys, etc.) in order to assess the effects of climate change on glaciers and snow cover;

• analyze structural/non-structural measures in order to mitigate the avalanche risk;

• suggest working group in order to ensure the skills integration in the processing of the data collected.

This Summer School will explore the potential of freely available satellite data and derived information products focusing on ICE and SNOW.

Participants benefit from the expertise of specialists from prestigious research institutes and universities, and renowned experts, while interacting with professionals and students coming from all over the world makes it a unique forum to exchange experiences and share opportunities.

Target group

Master/PhD students, professionals (Engineers, Geologists).

Fee info

EUR 450: Rate reserved to students.

Tuition fee includes

• course material
• icebreaker
• lunch every day from Thursday 19 Sept. to Friday 27 Sept.
• 1 night accomodation (including dinner, breakfast and lunch) at Rifugio Bertone (IN Sept 21 – OUT Sept 22)
• SKY WAY ticket
• closing banquet
• 1year licence ESRI ARCGIS


Tuition fee does not include

• Accommodation (Special rates available in local facility)
• Travel
• dinner every day (from Sept 19th to Sept.27)
• additional expenses
EUR 650: Rate reserved to professionals (Engineers and Geologists).
Registration Deadline: July 30, 2019.