Estonia, Kuresssare

Impacts and their Role in the Evolution of Life

when 25 July 2017 - 3 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 700

Apart from lectures, poster presentations, student-led discussions and excursions to geologically interesting sites several practical exercises including


• Search for meteorite fragments

• Microscopy of pollen in order to assess the ecological consequences of impacts

• Petrographic microscopy of impactites

• Electrometric and georadar mapping of impact sites

• Excavation into the boundary layer between the ejecta blanket and the glacial till

as well as excursions to other geologically interesting sites are planned.The website for the summer school can be found on the right hand side of this page.

Deadline for applications in the 30th April 2017. Please forward this announcement possibly interested students and early career scientists.

Bursaries are available for students and scientists from the Universities of Tartu, Turku, Tallinn, Vilnius, Porto, Utrecht, Bordeaux, Iceland, Stockholm and the Open University.

Course leader

Wolf D. Geppert Stockholm University

Target group

Graduate students and early carreer scientists

Course aim

This school will give attendees a thorough introduction into impacts, impactors, and the role of impacts in the evolution of life.

Credits info

3 EC
No credits are given automatically, the organisers will only recommend to home institutions to award 3.0 ECTS points to attendees.

Fee info

EUR 700: Please check the course website for details about the fees.

Scholarships

Bursaries are available for students and scientists from the Universities of Tartu, Turku, Tallinn, Vilnius, Porto, Utrecht, Bordeaux, Iceland, Stockholm and the Open University.