This year there were 25 participants from all over the world: Denmark, Germany, Norway, Russia, Switzerland, Austria, Japan, USA and Canada. The course will also be offered next year.
The course started on 19 June, and half way through the students had been out in the field drilling in the permafrost and analyzing the core samples in the lab.
One of the course lecturers, professor Kenji Yoshikawa from the University of Alaska-Fairbanks (UAF), was not only giving lectures but was also busy documenting the course activities. To see the photos, visit the UAF permafrost webpage: http://ine.uaf.edu/werc/projects/permafrost/