IAS International Summer Schools of Sedimentology


IAS 2016 Summer School: "Sediments: from Land to Sea - Archives of global change - Mesozoic and Cenozoic"

The Summer School will be held in Alghero (Sardinia, Italy) from 26 September to 1 October 2016.

Topics of the School
"Sediments - From Land to Sea"
Fluvial sediments, architecture of fluvial sediments; sedimentology of neritic carbonates (Jurassic-Cretaceous), paleoclimatology: record of Pleistocene sea level change in coastal sediments, Proxies of climate change in the geological past, marine sediments as paleoclimate archives. Lecturers include Vincenzo Pascucci (University of Sassari), Giovanna della Porta (University of Milano), Dan Bosence (Royal Holloway University, London), Wojciech Nemec (University of Bergen), Massimiliano Ghinassi (University of Padova), Helmut Weissert (ETH Zurich)

Important Dates:
25 April 2016 - Application Deadline
30 May 2016 - Notification of Acceptance
23 June 2016 - Registration Fee (300 EUR) Payment Deadline
10 July 2016 - IAS Travel Grants Announced
25 September 2016 - Arrival in Alghero (Sardinia, Italy)

Note: Students must make their own travel arrangements and apply for visas, if required

Who should apply: Doctoral students who are interested in aspects of carbonate or clastic sedimentology and lacustrine basin evolution, as well as application of new tools in stratigraphy. Applicants must be IAS student member in 2016! Up to 30 students will be accepted.

How to apply:
Applications should comprise i) a motivation letter, ii) a CV, iii) proof of studentship, and iv) a letter of support from the applicant’s supervisor. All files should be sent by email attachment to ias-office@ugent.be, before 25 April 2016, 23:59 CET.

Costs: The costs are estimated to be 300 EUR/student, double room, full pension for 7 days. Travel costs are not included, but students will be able to apply for an IAS Student Travel Grant via the IAS website once notification of acceptance has been received.