What is ArcTrain?
The international program “Processes and impacts of climate change in
the North Atlantic Ocean and the Canadian Arctic (ArcTrain) is a Collaborative Research and Training Experience Program (CREATE) of the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
(NSERC). It aims to train a new generation of scientists in
geosciences, biology, physics and chemistry for addressing complex
issues related to climate change in the Arctic and subarctic regions.
In addition to PhD topics at the forefront of research in ice-ocean dynamics, ArcTrain aims at developing professional skills through its international and interdisciplinary components and offers students a number of workshops and special courses, participation in research expeditions, and 4-12 months residency in a Canadian or German partner institution other than the one the student is enrolled in. The long term goal of ArcTrain is to implement a Canadian-based international school for graduate studies in the domain of ice-ocean dynamics in order to help with climate forecasting, to foster scientific understanding that will inform policy, and to contribute to sustainable development of the Arctic and subarctic realms.