Community Opportunities


GLAcial Sedimentation School (GLASS):

Interpreting past climate using Antarctic and Greenland sediment cores

23-27 May 2022

Oregon State University Marine and Geology Repository (OSU-MGR)

Corvallis, OR, USA

Val Stanley (Oregon State University), Denise Kulhanek (University of Kiel) and Trevor Williams (Texas A&M University) are organizing a glacial sediment core school for graduate students and early career scientists using the Southern Ocean and Greenland/Arctic core collections in the International Ocean Discovery Program (IODP) and Oregon State University (OSU) core repositories. An official announcement with more information and details for how to apply will be released soon. Funding for U.S. participants is available from U.S. National Science Foundation funding to the OSU-MGR and from the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) INStabilities & Thresholds in ANTarctica (INSTANT) Programme for international participants.

The primary goals of this summer school are to:

  • Train graduate students and early career scientists to describe and interpret the stratigraphy of Antarctic and Greenland/Arctic marine sediment cores in the context of ice, climate, and source-to-sink processes to improve our understanding of past and future climate.
  • Prepare these scientists for upcoming Greenland and Antarctic expeditions and for their future careers as polar researchers. 

The daily schedule will include lectures on a theme in the morning, followed by a hands-on activity related to the theme. The afternoon will consist of hands-on laboratory activities that will include core description (both macro- and microscopic), chronostratigraphy, and physical properties/downhole logging. Daily themes will target different time intervals of interest and different depositional environments.

Those who are participating on upcoming expeditions will benefit the most, but the school will be open to everyone. We are planning for approximately 15 U.S. and 10 international attendees, with an application process to determine participation.

For more information, please contact Val Stanley (, Denise Kulhanek ( or Trevor Williams ( An official announcement and application procedure will be distributed soon, with applications due on January 7th 2022.

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