Summer School Ladoga Lake 2016

In September 2016 (18. - 29.09) twelve students from Germany and Russia have met at the Ladoga Lake to learn about the carbon cycle in Arctic regions. Experts shared their expertise with the intrested students giving lectures in the mornings to prepare the active field work in the afternoons.

More details you can find visiting the website of the summer school.

Summer school 2016: Field research methods on elements of the carbon cycle in Polar Regions

Deutsche Studierende können sich im Rahmen des Go East- Sommerschulprogramms beim Deutschen Akademischen Austauschdienst (DAAD) um ein Stipendium bewerben. Das Stipendium setzt sich zusammen aus Pauschale zur Deckung der Aufenthaltskosten, Reisekostenzuschuss und Kursgebühren.

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Das zweigleisige Bewerbungsverfahren sieht vor, dass Interessenten sich parallel bei der Sommerschule um eine Zulassung und beim DAAD um ein Stipendium bewerben.

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Short description

The summer school will be organized for German and Russian students who are interested in the carbon cycle in Polar Regions. This topic is important for current environmental sciences. There are different scientific projects focused in this underestimated project thematic, CarboPerm for example. During the project realization the Russian-German scientific team has received a huge field experience and theoretical knowledge about many aspects of carbon cycle processes in Polar Regions. Involving of young scientists (students, Masters, PhD) for improving the basic research is one of the main goals of each project.

In summer 2015 a summer school-seminar on carbon cycle elements field measurement methods had been hold within the framework of the 3rd summer school-seminal of Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) with the funding of Roshydomet (Russian Service of Hydrometeorology) and substantial involving of St. Petersburg State University (SPbSU) ( Two German teachers of the school-seminar (Dr. Sebastian Zubrzycki and Dr.Birgit Heim) took part in the school by Academician exchange program between universities of St. Petersburg and Hamburg and AWI’s support, correspondingly. Successful carrying out of the school in 2015 showed the possibility of organizing a binational summer school-seminar. An example of continuous ability of Russian and German joint education program is the POMOR master program in the Institute of Earth Sciences ( and ongoing creation of the new Master program CORELIS (

In 2016 SPBSU and AARI will continue to organize winter and summer schools for young scientists. The 5th school in September is planned to be a binational. The scientific leader of the school is a Russian chief of Russian-German Otto-Schmidt-Laboratory for Polar and Marine Research Dr. Irina Fedorova. Participation of teachers from SPbSU and German colleagues is also proposed. The school will be carried out in the field station of AARI on Ladoga Lake and will be focused on carbon cycle investigation in Polar Regions. The preliminary program is attached.

The DAAD support allows to extend this program to German young scientists and to organize for them special thematic lectures as well as field excursions of SPbSU’s teachers and AARI’s high-level scientists on the Polar Regions studies. The program includes also a cultural part to acquaint the students with St. Petersburg Region. From Russian side the school will be funded by Roshydromet and international exchange program of SPbSU.

Hence the summer school for German students “Field research methods on elements of the carbon cycle in Polar Regions” will allow to present not only field experience of scientists, who are involved in Polar Region investigation of carbon cycle, but also present such famous Universities as SPbSU and AARI with international Master programs as a possibility for further education and joint research projects realization. Topical excursions to museums and field stations will give more information about complementary studies on Polar Regions features.

Click here for the preliminary program

Leader of school-seminar:
Head of OSL, PhD, Associate Professor, Irina Fedorova

Contact information:
In Russia
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Russia, 199397, St. Petersburg, Beringa str., 38
Russian-German Otto Schmidt Laboratory for Polar and Marine Research (OSL)
Antonina Chetverova: +7 812 224-1225,
Roman Vlasenkov: +7 812 337-3180,
Fax.: +7 812 337-3204

In Germany:
Universität Hamburg
Institut of Soil Science
Allende-Platz 2
20146 Hamburg
Sebastian Zubrzycki: +49 40 42838-8185,
Fax.: +49 40 42838-2024

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Summer School Ladoga Lake 2015

In 2015 we were involved in the organisation of the "Summer School Ladoga Lake: Field methods for investigation of elements of carbon cycle in polar regions" which took place in the Field Satation of the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) at Lake Ladoga from 29.06.2015 till 02.07.2015.


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Our summer school at the Ladoga Lake has just started!!

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News from the summer expedition to the delta!

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In September 2016 our "St. Petersburg summer school" for young scientists will be supported by the DAAD "Go-East Summer Schools" programme.

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Our new bilateral Master's Program CORELIS will start with the first cohort in summer 2016!

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Great photographs from our Summer School at Lake Ladoga available on-line!

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The PhD Meeting in Gülpe was a great success!

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Late summer on Samoylov Island. Read how our six scientists are going!

Scientists from Hamburg are in the Lena River Delta.

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Impressions of the Polar day, the spring flood and the ice breakup. 

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