ISNAO International Summer School

ISNAO International Summer School, July 6-12, 2017

ISNAO International Summer School will be held in Bonne Bay Marine Station, Western Newfoundland. The school will be focused on integrating knowledge about the Labrador Sea and Sub-Polar Gyre using an interdisciplinary perspective. We will incorporate the most current understanding of ocean dynamics, biology and chemistry.

Nestled in a coastal community of unique habitat diversity, Bonne Bay Laboratory is an ideal location to explore the northern ocean using an interdisciplinary approach that integrates physics, biogeochemistry, and marine ecology. In addition, the breathtaking views of the ancient landscape of Gross Morne National Park that surround Bonne Bay is an advantage to reach into our imagination and discuss topics in paleoclimate. These views of fjords and mountain towers above beaches, bogs or forest, has such regional beauty and uniqueness that the UNESCO has recognized them as a World Heritage Site.

The research facilities were built in close contact with the community, and this offers a unique set-up for the student to experience and lead outreach activities.

This summer school is supported by VITALS, NAVIS and OSNAP.


  • North Atlantic Subpolar Gyre as a key engine for the global ocean.
  • Integrating physics, biogechemistry and biology.
  • Labrador Sea and the Meridional Overturning Circliation.
  • Freshwater sensitivity: origin, pathways and amout.

Confirmed instructors: Brad de Young, Fiamma Straneo and Paul Myers (more will be announced as they confirm).

View the Summer School Schedule for more information about the activities and timeline.


The school is open to graduate students and postdocs from around the world. Participants are expected to stay for the entire duration of the summer school. Selection criteria will be based on the statement of interest, support letter and CV. Priority will be given to active students and postdocs with a keen interest in the Subpolar Gyre.

Application information

To apply, please fill the following form (pdf version) and send it accompanied with a letter of support from your primary supervisor (maximum 1 page) and your Curriculum Vitae (maximum 2 pages) to before March 15, 2017.

Successful applicants will be contacted by April 30 2017.

Cost and travel found

Accommodation and board will be provided to all students. Travel funds are limited and will be provided only to a limited number of applicants.