Top 5 Tips for Polar Research

Top 5 Tips for Polar Research

  • Plan well in advance for shipping of equipment and supplies, being aware of restrictions for dangerous goods (e.g., firearms, fuel, bear spray, chemicals), check out FRO's Planning tool for Field Research
  • Organize your transportation well in advance and plan for any associated special considerations (e.g., field safety, training, personal protective equipment, U of A financial requirements for contracting air travel)
  • Ensure participants are well aware of living/working conditions and the personal gear they must supply
  • Ensure you are covered for the costs of evacuation in case of an emergency (by the funder, supporting organization or institute or U of A Insurance & Risk Assessment 780-492-8886)
  • Contact the Circumpolar Students' Association (a group of graduate students from several disciplines who wants to share interests and information about northern & antarctic research)