2017 UMN Summer Polar Boot Camp


The Polar Geospatial Center and the University of Minnesota are pleased to announce the 2017 University of Minnesota Summer Polar Boot Camp, an intensive, four-day geospatial workshop held from August 7th to 10th, 2017, 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 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 $100.


We have reserved a block of single-occupancy rooms in an on-campus dormitory at a rate of $47.65/night.


Application opens: February 22, 2017

Application deadline: June 14, 2017

Notification of acceptance: June 21, 2017

Course fee due: July 21, 2017

Workshop begins: August 7, 2017

Ready to apply?

2017 registration is now closed! Check back next year.


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.