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APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE SUDBURY FIELD CAMP

Updated on March 15, 2017 - 9:17 AM CDT
Posted on March 15, 2017 - 9:15 AM CDT

Tags: Students | Planetary Science

The Short Course and Field School at the Sudbury Impact Structure is a week-long classroom and field training program based in Sudbury, Ontario. The goal of the program will be to introduce students to impact-cratering processes and observe, in the field, the attributes of an immense basin-sized impact structure. 

Sudbury is known for spectacular shatter cones, tremendously thick melt-bearing impact breccias (the Onaping Formation), and a differentiated impact melt sheet (the Sudbury Igneous Complex). Skills developed during the program should better prepare students for their own thesis studies in impact-cratered terrains, whether they be on Earth, the Moon, Mars, or some other solar system planetary surface. 

This field camp is being organized under the auspices of the NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, which is designed, in part, to train a new generation of explorers for the Moon and beyond. The activity is being led by a SSERVI international partner, the Canadian Lunar Research Network, and coordinated with the LPI-JSC Center for Lunar Science and Exploration.

Please pass this information on to any students who might be interested. 
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  June 30, 2017 
 

Applications are only accepted using the online application form found at the LPI’s 
Sudbury Field Camp website: 

www.lpi.usra.edu/exploration/sudbury

For more information, contact: 
Dr. Gordon "Oz" Osinski
gosinski@uwo.ca
or
Dr. David A. Kring
kring@lpi.usra.edu