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  • Science conducted in and around polar and high-altitude regions is critical to understanding the evolution of the Earth’s climate.
  • Due to the complex logistics, challenging access and difficult safety conditions in these extreme environments, the Swiss polar community requires specific competencies and dedicated support.
  • The Swiss Polar Institute (SPI) offers tailored support to scientists based in Switzerland who work in polar regions and remote, high-altitude environments.

NEWS

The first SPI Flagship Initiatives have been selected!

The first two SPI Flagship Initiative programmes have been selected for funding! Their work will start in 2022, for a period of four years. The funding provided by SPI will focus on field campaigns (logistics, safety, etc.), data management, outreach, and programme coordination, thus providing temporary infrastructure for a Swiss-led polar research programme.

All details are available on the dedicated webpage.

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The SPI is recruiting

In 2022, the Swiss Polar Institute will launch two large multi-annual Flagship programmes supporting science in polar and high-altitude regions. In this context, the Swiss Polar Institute is looking to complete its small and dynamic team and to recruit a programme and data manager 80%.

PDF for more information.

WHAT WE DO

Funding

Funding for field access, logistics and technology

Expeditions

Expeditions organised by the SPI

Events

Information events, scientific workshops and conferences

Outreach

swiss polar class educational programme

Health and Safety

Courses and support measures for fieldwork

Training

ACCESS TO FIELD AND SUMMER SCHOOLS