Environmental Science of the Arctic

Explore climate change theory and other environmental issues through the lens of climate history in the Arctic, and examine the evidence on your study tour to Iceland, Greenland, or Norway.

Program Highlights

  • Use unique geological locations in the region to discuss topics in geology, climate research, ecosystems, and the environment
  • Join your DIS faculty on a course-integrated study tour to glaciers of Iceland, the ice sheet of Greenland, or the tundra of Norway
  • Learn from leading researchers in climate change and specialists from the world-renowned Center for Ice and Climate at the Niels Bohr Institute

Student Profile

This program is right for you if you study biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, or geology. You should be interested in the hard science behind climate change and combining fieldwork with research in class.

I can’t help but wonder what it will be like to tell my grandchildren one day about my Icelandic experiences… that such a crucial part of our global landscapes will just be gone. Seeing these gigantic chunks of ice floating away into the ocean was both breathtaking and emotional… and I can now better fathom the impact that society is havingon our environment.”

– Kristen Walsh, Dickinson College

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