Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)

Ice and Climate: Karthaus summerschool

Summerschool on Ice Sheets and Glaciers in the Climate System

The course provides a basic introduction to the dynamics of glaciers and ice sheets with a focus on ice-climate interactions. Topics include: continuum mechanics, sliding and hydraulics, numerical modelling, polar meteorology, ice-ocean interaction, ice cores, interaction of ice sheets with the solid earth, etc. The course is meant for Ph.D. students that work on a glaciology-related climate project. Some places are available for junior scientists.


We are very grateful to all people, institutes and organizations who provided (financial) support.

Upcoming course

The next Karthaus course will be held from 8 to 19 September 2020 in Karthaus (northern Italy). Deadline for applications is 1 May 2020.

2020 Course information

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Information about course content, location, program and admission.

How to apply

Applications must be send to the convenor, before 1 May 2020. Check here what the application entails.

Previous courses

Since the first course in 1995, more than 500 students have participated in the Karthaus courses. On this page links to each individual course can be found.