The Swiss Polar Institute provides services to and promotes synergies within the polar community in Switzerland.
In the context of their recently signed MoU, the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI) and the Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) are organising an online workshop event that intends to built on existing synergies and foster new collaboration between AWI and Swiss-based scientists working in both Antarctic and Arctic regions.
All scientists with an interest in polar regions are invited to participate in the event and we particularly invite ECR and researchers with no existing collaborations with AWI-based researchers.
Swiss professional sailor Oliver Heer will present his project at the University of Bern and ETH Zurich on 4 March: while racing in the Vendée Globe 2024 and navigating around Antarctica, he will be collecting forefront environmental data. The project is part of a collaboration with the Swiss Polar Institute, which has brought together a group of experts from UniBe, UniL, and ETH Zurich for data analysis. This new data collection could lead to unprecedented information on the Southern Ocean and aims towards a better understanding of climate change, its impact on oceans and on the global scale.
Join us for the event to discover more about this inspiring project and its initiator, Oliver Heer. The event will also feature presentations by Prof. Thomas Frölicher and Prof. Nicolas Gruber.