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GReAT was established in November 2019 as a successor of the Trainee School in Arctic Marine Geology and Geophysics (AMGG) active in the years 2005–2019 at the Department of Geosciences of the UiT–The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø.

The aim of the GReAT is to train PhD students and young scientists of the UiT in the field of geosciences and guide them through their preparations for future scientific or industrial careers.

Training courses, cruises and workshops

The research academy offers courses, cruises and workshops in the broad field of geosciences, and focuses on the research problems within:

  • glacial processes and products,
  • geo-hazards, fluids and  gas hydrates,
  • paleo-climate and oceanography,
  • lithosphere dynamics,
  • energy and environment.

GReAT is closely associated with the research school on Changing Climates in the Coupled Earth System (CHESS), as well as with the Norwegian Research School for Dynamics and Evolution of Earth and Planets (DEEP).