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


What's New:

Juneau Logistics Staff Applications

Are you excited to support JIRP 2019 with critical in-town work? See information about the position and the application here. Applications are due March 8th for first consideration.

Medical Faculty Applications

Applications are due March 8th. For information and the application, please see our Medical Faculty page.

Dates for 2019

Please see the new Icefield Traverse page, especially the section on the 2019 Block Schedule, for more information on dates for this summer.

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