JIRP is proud to be affiliated with both the University of Maine and the University of Alaska Southeast. Both universities support JIRP by connecting students with the program, encouraging faculty support in both our teaching faculty and research faculty tracks, and providing equipment and resources to the program as a whole and individual students. JIRP is, at its heart, a collaborative program and we rely on the support of both UMaine and UAS to continue providing an unparalleled field education to Earth science students.

University of Maine

JIRP is building a strong partnership with the University of Maine in Orono, ME. We hope to continue this mutually supportive relationship for many years to come. JIRP is listed as a summer field camp through both the UMaine School of Earth and Climate Sciences (SECS) and the Climate Change Institute (CCI). At UMaine the SECS focuses on traditional Earth science-related academics and research and offers classes for both undergraduate and graduate students. CCI focuses on anthropogenic climate change research, including faculty from both the Earth sciences and the biological sciences, and offers research support only to graduate students.

Most students who come to JIRP will enroll in six credits of ERS 499 through UMaine.

University of Alaska Southeast

JIRP continues to develop our partnership with the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) in Juneau, Alaska. Juneau is our home and we look for every opportunity to deepen our contacts with the Southeast community. Alaskan students - those who either maintain residency in Alaska or are enrolled in the University of Alaska system - may choose to enroll in academic credits through UAS instead of through UMaine. This is meant to provide as many options as possible to our Alaskan students.