Important: The Arctic field season is usually, but not always, between April and August and the Antarctic field season is usually between September and February. Please make sure to select "either" if you would like to be considered for BOTH the Arctic and Antarctic expeditions. Your selection DOES MATTER and will be used to determine research expedition matches.
Most PolarTREC expeditions are at least three weeks and are usually no more than six weeks long. Although substitute reimbursement is provided while you are away from the classroom, please make sure to discuss your participation in the program and time away from the classroom with your administration before applying.
(100 words maximum)
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d. Rank your interest (personally and academically) in participating in the research areas listed below.
PolarTREC expeditions will focus on a variety of research areas. Different researchers apply each year, so we will not know the types of research projects until we are well into the matching process. Due to the nature of polar science, many research projects are often complex and cover numerous scientific disciplines.
Your selections are used in part of the matching process, so please limit your top choice (I would really enjoy an expedition in this subject area) to 3 scientific discipline interest areas.
For example atmospheric sciences, gas interchanges, aerosols, weather, climate, etc.
For example glaciers, sea ice, ice sheets, hydrology, permafrost, etc.
For example archaeology, anthropology, human adaptation, cultures, etc.
For example physical and biological oceanography, bathymetry, ocean currents, sediments, marine wildlife, etc.
For example tundra and plant ecology, trees and shrubs, terrestrial wildlife, permafrost, hydrology, etc.
For example animal and plant interactions and baseline research
For example auroras, astrobiology, cosmology, etc.
For example engineering, development, remote sensing, etc.
(200 words maximum) Note: Naming a specific researcher is not required. Researchers and teachers interested in working exclusively with one another will be asked to complete a set of supplementary questions and will both be subject to the full PolarTREC Selection Process.