Isotopes in Spatial Systems

The SPATIAL Short Course was launched in 2013 as a platform for training and network-building in large-scale, data-intensive, geochemically-oriented research. Since that time SPATIAL has developed a community of more than 30 faculty instructors and postdoc mentors and 140 students who have learned together, exchanged ideas within and beyond their traditional community, and in many cases continue to interact and collaborate.

If you are a graduate student, postdoc, or faculty member and want to develop or grow your isotopic research around themes like those below, SPATIAL's lecture and lab experiences can help you get your work off the ground.

  • Connectivity
  • Fluid transport
  • Scaling
  • Geospatial forensics
  • Movement and migration
  • Isoscapes
  • Flux partitioning



The 2022 SPATIAL Course will be Aug 1-12

Admission decisions will be announced in mid-March


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