2016 UMN Summer Polar Boot Camp


The Polar Geospatial Center and the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce the 2016 University of Minnesota Summer Polar Boot Camp, an intensive, four-day geospatial workshop held from June 13th to 16th on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota. The Summer Polar Boot Camp focuses on applications of commercial satellite imagery for polar science and operations. A full summary of topics and courses can be found on the 2016 Curriculum page.


Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is a prerequisite for admission to the workshop.

Course Fees

The non-refundable participation fee for this course is $150.


The Polar Geospatial Center has reserved a block of single-occupancy rooms in an on-campus dormitory at a rate of $46.95/night.


Application opens: February 16, 2016

Application deadline: May 16, 2016

Notification of acceptance: May 23, 2016

Course fee due: June 6, 2016

Workshop begins: June 13, 2016

Ready to apply?

Click here to visit the application page.


Polar Geospatial Center

Founded in 2007, the Polar Geospatial Center is an NSF-funded research organization supporting polar science and operations. We solve geospatial problems at both poles by working with researchers on mapping and remote sensing projects in the most remote locations on Earth. Online at pgc.umn.edu.