Unrivaled expedition-based Earth science education, training, and research in the Coast Mountains of Alaska and British Columbia.


What's New:

Rolling applications for students and faculty

We are accepting applications for students and faculty on a rolling basis. For information on the student program, see our Student Information page. For information on the faculty program, see our Faculty Information page.

Tentative dates for 2019

We’ve put very tentative dates on the calendar for the 2019 field season. Please see the new Icefield Traverse page, especially the section on the 2019 Block Schedule, for more information.

2019 Informational Webinars

We recorded informational webinars about the 2019 field season for faculty and researchers, and for students. If you’re considering applying, check out the videos here:

Faculty + Researchers Informational Webinar

Students Informational Webinar

JIRP in the Media

JIRP is growing! Check out these articles and podcasts about the history and evolution of education, research, and character development on the Juneau Icefield.



What is JIRP?

A short film by 2018 student Andrew Opila.


The JIRP Instagram Feed

My JIRP experience strengthened in me a love of exploration that ultimately led to my participation in the space program, including the Mars Exploration Rovers Spirit and Opportunity. JIRP was fundamental to my growth as a scientist and as a person.
— Dr. Steven Squyres, Professor Astronomy, Cornell University; Principal Investigator of Mars Exploration Rover Project