Modern remote sensing techniques have improved our understanding of the cryosphere, allowing for observation of large areas (e.g. the Arctic Ocean, Greenland, or the Antarctic Ice Sheet) and facilitating studies of glaciers in remote and/or rugged zones (e.g. Patagonia and the Himalayas). A staggering variety of earth observation methods have been used to study the cryosphere, and research frontiers continue to press forward.

The summer school aims to introduce a variety of new techniques to those at the beginning of their academic career. Sessions will include a mixture of lectures and practicals. Practical sessions will either be self led, with the day's speakers on hand to provide guidance, or led by demonstration.

Planned sessions include:

- Satellite remote sensing of the poles, including the Cryosat mission;
- Lidar remote sensing, integrated modeling, and earth observation; and
- Open source remote sensing and GIS tools.

Places are limited to 25 people.
Registration closes Tuesday, 31 May2011, after which successful applicants will receive an email confirming registration. Participants will be expected to present a poster about their current research or recent work. Participants will be provided with accommodation and food, but are responsible for travel costs to and from Reading, United Kingdom.

Registration deadline: Tuesday, 31 May 2011.
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