The main aims of the course are:

  • to develop an understanding of ice as a natural material, e.g. an understanding of ice properties and features and the ways and techniques that ice is measured and/or observed in the lab and in nature;
  • to expand the knowledge about the influences of ice on ships, coastal and offshore structures.

The course introduces the problems of ice mechanics to the students and provides with the experience of operating research equipment in the laboratory and in the field conditions. The course includes lectures on basic concepts of ice mechanics and ice interactions with offshore structures and ships, lectures about standards of Russia for the calculation of ice loads on offshore structures, includes laboratory and field activities in the Laboratory of Ice Studies (FEFU) and in the bay near FEFU campus. Prior to the field activities, special lectures introduce the equipment (used for the measurements of characteristics and strength of sea ice, ice hardness measurements by drop ball technique, etc.) to the students.

Participants of the Winter Course are undergraduate and post-graduate students from Russian and foreign universities, employees of R&D centers, and Companies.

The attendance fee of 50 000 RUB/person includes

- lectures, laboratory and field tests;
- arrival and departure accompaniment services;
- coffee breaks;
- lunch on field test days;
- insurance for field test days;
- safety and security arrangements during field tests;
- rental of protective winter clothing and shoes for field tests;
- visa support by letter of invitation issued by Russian Migration Service.

Additional charges: accommodation in FEFU campus, Russky Island, Vladivostok, Russia

Single room - 2750 RUB/night per 1 person (including VAT)
Double room - 4100 RUB/night per 2 person (including VAT)

How to apply:

Participants should fill in the participant information form and send scanned copy of passport to Ms. Elena PIPKO (ice@dvfu.ru). Deadline for attendance fee: January 31, 2020​

For more information, read the attached information leaflet