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Greenhouse gas exchange across the sub-Arctic; simultaneous hands-on measurements and scaling at different sites 

5 ECTS – 28 May-28 June 2024

Course content 

The course introduces the concepts of scaling point measurements of GHG gas exchange to local scale using Remote Sensing with drones (UAV) for mapping at sites where there are also ongoing large-scale measurements of GHG exchange with eddy covariance technique. It is also using present-day methods for joint teaching and joint data analysis in groups doing similar measurements at three different field locations, using file-sharing, on-line cooperation, and Jupyter Notebooks as virtual research environment (VRE). This will reduce the course’s carbon footprint. The course includes an intensive field week in early June that will simultaneously take place at: i) Stordalen, Abisko in Sweden, ii) Oulanka, Finland and iii) Laekur, W-Iceland. Both advanced master level- and PhD students in Earth System sciences are invited to apply for the course


Both advanced master level- and PhD students in Earth System sciences are invited to apply.

CREDITS and organizers

5 ECTS corresponding to three full working weeks. The course is part of the ABS project We belong funded by NordPlus higher Education (NPHE-2022/10074), and also supported by NOVA and EU project Greenfeedback


Apply for the course by filling out a short survey, including a motivation note at

Participation is limited to 3×7 students, assigned after selection.

APPLY BEFORE March 3, 2024!

Course schedule

The course is divided into three periods:

  1. On-line introductory period is from 28th of May until 7th of June 2024 with lectures, discussion forums and hands-on exercises. The student workload will be ca. 4 working days during this period.
  2. The second period is the intensive fieldwork at one of the three locations during 10 to 14 of June. Travel to and from the field sites will be on 9th and 15th of June. The student workload will be 5-7 whole working days during this period.
  3. The final period, again on-line, is from ca 24 to 28th of June with hands-one training, joint data analysis and reporting. The student workload will be ca. 5 working days during this period.

A more detailed schedule will be published later

Note: you will visit only one of the three measurement sites. The course will cover in principle costs for travel to the field site from the main campus within each country, as well as the lodging during the intensive field week. It will be possible to apply for additional funding of travel costs if you have specific reasons that requires more travel (e.g. Iceland). 


The course has a maximum of 21 participants, distributed over the three field locations and a selection procedure will be applied if needed. Selection of students will be based on relevance, balanced geographical and gender distribution, and the need for long additional travel to the field site and home university being affiliated to partner institutions of the funding bodies of this course.

To apply for the course, use the following form:

Prepare before filling out the form a short motivation why this course is important for you.

Deadline for the application is Sunday 3rd of March 2024.

Accomodation during fieldwork

Accommodation during the field work at Laekur, W-Iceland will be in Hvanneyry. For Stordalen, Abisko we will stay at the Abisko Research Station and in Finland it will be at the site itself in Oulanka. You will have to share a multi-person room.

Organisation and funding 

The course is part of the ABS Nordic network ( project “We belong – contributing to a sustainable development of international education”, funded by NordPlus higher Education (NPHE-2022/10074), and the EU project Greenfeedback (Greenhouse Gas Fluxes and Earth System Feedbacks, EU HORIZON-RIA). The course is also supported by NOVA – The Nordic Forestry, Veterinary and Agricultural University Network, through Agricultural University of Iceland.  

Course coordination

The course is a free-standing graduate course at Lund University and Aarhus University and formally registered at the University of Oulu (course: NP00AS42), Agricultural University of Iceland (course: 08.36.02).