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Solid Earth Response and influence on Cryospheric Evolution (SERCE)

1SERCE Seismology17 photoA training school focused on exploring glacial seismology was held from 11-17 June 2017 on the campus of Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The program included lectures and practical exercises aimed at current and emergent seismological studies of glacial dynamics, structure, seismogenic processes, and seismic observables. Students participated in exercises utilizing freely available seismological software and data, and had the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with leading researchers in the emerging glaciological seismology community.

The training school was jointly-funded by SERCE, IGS, IACS, NSF and the IUGG, with the $25,000 SERCE contribution being used to provide financial support for travel and living costs for 18 overseas attendees (15 of which were Early Career Researchers). In total, 45 participants attended, from 16 different countries, including a number of countries with developing Antarctic programs (Switzerland, Canada, Romania, Chile, and Costa Rica). 41 out of 45 participants were ECRs.
The training school was organized by Rick Aster (Colorado State University).

Further information is available on the training school website (http://polenet.org/2017-glacial-seismology-training-school) and all course material is available to download (http://polenet.org/glacial-seismology-school-presentations), enabling those who could not attend to still benefit from this activity.