NORDVULK summer school programs have been held in the past years, with fundings from the Nordic Academy for Advanced Study (NorFA), the European programme for Training and Mobility of Researchers (TMR) and by the US National Science Foundation (NSF). Each summer school is centered around a currently debated theme in the geosciences with lectures by world authorities on the respective subjects.
The following themes have been dealt with:
1995: Tectonics and volcanism at divergent plate boundaries, (sponsored by NorFA)
1996: Ocean crust and Ophiolites, (sponsored by NorFA and TMR)
1997: Active processes at Ocean Ridges, (sponsored by NorFA and NSF)
1998: Greenland Ice Cores and North-Atlantic climate, (sponsored by NorFA and TMR)
2000: Plume-Ridge Interactions, (sponsored by NorFA, Rannís and NSF)
2002: Environmental effects of large volcanic eruptions on the Northern Hemisphere (sponsored by NorFa)
2003: Tectonic - Magmatic interaction (sponsored by NorFA, Rannís and NSF)
The summer school has a duration of 10-12 days in a remote location which is chosen to provide an opportunity to demonstrate the theme of the school in the field. Student participants are expected to present a poster of their current research, enabling them to discuss their work with the invited lecturers and fellow students from Europe and the United States.